edHelper.com
U.S. Independence Day
Wish for Fireworks



Wish for Fireworks
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.92

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    booms, shoebox, lined, yards, backyard, lived, rows, sparkler, pops, snort, rocket, screen, neighbor, money, sunset, couch
     content words:    Trade Street


Print Wish for Fireworks
     Print Wish for Fireworks  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Wish for Fireworks
     Leave your feedback on Wish for Fireworks  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Wish for Fireworks
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Rows of small houses lined both sides of Trade Street. They were old houses with old trees and very little grass. Matt and Sarah lived in one of those houses. They lived with their mother and father and baby brother, Joel. A neighbor watched after them while their parents were at work. When their parents came home, they would have supper. After supper, they would watch TV and go to bed.
 
2     Every time there was a holiday, Sarah hoped that her family would do fun things. Matt told her that holidays were for babies. Sarah knew that he didn't really mean it.
 
3     "Mama," Sarah asked one night. "Can we get some sparklers and fireworks for the Fourth of July?"
 
4     "I have to work on the fourth," her mother answered as she fed the baby. "Go ask your father."
 
5     "You know Dad will just say no," Matt said as he followed her to the living room.
 
6     "He might not," Sarah replied. Why couldn't Matt be quiet?
 
7     Their father was lying on the couch. The TV was tuned to a wrestling program.
 
8     "Daddy, will you be home on the Fourth of July?" Sarah asked.
 
9     "Sure," he said, his gaze never leaving the TV screen.

Paragraphs 10 to 20:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


U.S. Independence Day
             U.S. Independence Day


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper