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Thanks-Living
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.57

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    blessed, Dawkins, orphanage, traveled, teacher, seconds, minutes, feeling, arms, whatever, actually, awhile, history, what, kinds, hotel
     content words:    Ching Lee, And Mrs


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     French: Vivre dans la reconnaissance
     Spanish: Viviendo-Agradecidos
     Italian: Vivere con gratitudine
     German: Danke für mein Leben


Thanks-Living
By Beth Beutler
  

1     "What is Thanksgiving?" my teacher asked.
 
2     I thought about that for a minute. It was a lot of things to me. I started to think about last Thanksgiving and stopped listening to my teacher talking.
 
3     My name is Ching Lee. This would be my second Thanksgiving in America. My parents adopted me almost a year ago, when I was five. In fact, they traveled to China last Thanksgiving. I had been shown a picture of my new mother and father before they arrived. That morning, the teacher at the children's home gave me a new dress. My new mama and papa were on their way!
 
4     Their names were Mr. and Mrs. Dawkins. I remember how they walked into the room and looked around at all the children. My teacher took my hand and led me to them.
 
5     My teacher said, "Mr. and Mrs. Dawkins, this is Ching Lee." Mrs. Dawkins started to cry. I wasn't sure why. I thought she didn't like me! Later, I found out that she was just so glad to finally meet me.
 
6     Mrs. Dawkins knelt down and held out her arms. I gave her a quick hug. She smelled nice. The next few minutes there was a lot of talking. Then suddenly my teacher gave me a hug.
 
7     She said, "I'll miss you, Ching Lee. Be a good girl! Enjoy your new life!"
 
8     After thanking my teacher, Mr. And Mrs. Dawkins took my hands and led me outside. We got into a big car and rode to a tall hotel building.

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