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Bike Safety
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.11

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    ready, attention, straight, follow, remember, leave, same, accident, sure, careful, until, left, bend, listen, promise, helmet


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Bike Safety
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     Eric was ready to go for his first bike ride alone. He was getting ready to leave when his mom came out of the house.
 
2     "Wait a minute," she said. "Where is your helmet?"
 
3     "I don't want to wear a helmet," Eric said. "It makes my hair look funny. It makes me look funny, too. All my friends will laugh."
 
4     "I don't care if your friends will laugh. You are not going for a bike ride without a helmet."
 
5     "Why do I need a helmet?"
 
6     "A helmet keeps your head safe. If you are in an accident, it protects your head."
 
7     "I won't get in an accident, Mom. I am a good rider."
 
8     "I know you are," she said with a smile. "I'm worried about all the people who drive the cars. I can't make sure they are paying attention, so I have to help keep you safe."

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