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Chuckles the Chimp and Charlie



Chuckles the Chimp and Charlie
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 2
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.29

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     challenging words:    chimpanzee, matched, zookeepers, that, back, become, chart, check, cheese, chocolate, deaf, each, food, home, language, meant
     content words:    Charlie Ford, Charleston Zoo, Then Chuckles, Then Charlie, If Charlie


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Chuckles the Chimp and Charlie
By Joyce Furstenau
  

1     Chuckles was a chimpanzee that came to live with a young deaf man named Charlie Ford. Charlie got Chuckles from the Charleston Zoo when he was very young. The zoo wanted Charlie to teach Chuckles how to talk with his hands. They wanted Charlie to teach Chuckles how to speak using sign language.
 
2     Charlie agreed and began teaching the chimp how to sign. Chuckles watched Charlie do things, and then Chuckles matched his actions. Charlie touched his mouth, and then Chuckles did the same thing. Charlie pointed to a picture of something good to eat and touched his mouth. Then Chuckles would point to the picture and touch his mouth. What do you think this meant? It meant Chuckles would like to eat the food in the picture.
 
3     Charlie pointed to a picture of cherries. Then Charlie pointed to his mouth. Charlie took a cherry and put it in his mouth. He chewed it up and spit out the pit. Chuckles watched Charlie eat the cherries. Chuckles pointed to the cherry picture, and Charlie gave him a cherry. Charlie and Chuckles ate a lot of cherries that day.

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