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What Is a Disability?
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.19

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     challenging words:    dyslexia, dyslexic, whiz, easily, uncomfortable, exactly, minutes, server, order, certain, lobby, kids, math, restaurant, with, able
     content words:    Uncle Jon


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What Is a Disability?
By Phyllis Naegeli
  

1     Pam sat with her parents in the restaurant lobby waiting for a seat. While they waited, another family came through the door. Pam noticed the father pushing a young boy in a wheelchair. A few minutes later, Pam and her family were seated. While looking at menus, Mom asked Pam about what had happened.
 
2     "Pam," said Mom.
 
3     Pam looked up from the menu. "Yes."
 
4     "Why did you look away when the boy in the wheelchair came into the lobby?"
 
5     "I don't know," said Pam, shrugging her shoulders.
 
6     "Did it make you uncomfortable?" Mom asked.
 
7     "I guess so. It makes me feel scared, too," said Pam as the server came to take their order.
 
8     After they ordered, Pam watched as the family with the boy were seated in another part of the restaurant. "Mom?"
 
9     "Yes, Pam."

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