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Setting the Table



Setting the Table
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.92

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    unwrinkled, couple, silverware, fold, rings, amount, above, toward, impression, cards, extra, center, second, sharp, cloth, able


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Setting the Table
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     Anne was having a couple of friends over for dinner. This will be the first time they have come to her house and she wants to make a good impression so that they will come back. Anne decided she needed to set the table so that it looks very nice.
 
2     Anne started with a clean, unwrinkled tablecloth. It was a dark red color and looked good with her white plates. Anne set it on the table and moved it around. She wanted to make sure that the same amount of the cloth hung around the edge on all four sides. Happy with what she saw, she went to get the plates.
 
3     She knew how many people were coming and she knew she had enough of everything. Anne didn't want to run out of plates or glasses in the middle of dinner.
 
4     Anne set the plates in front of a chair. The plates were about an inch from the edge of the table. The fork went on the left side of the plate. Anne wanted each person to have two forks, so she put a second fork next to the first one.
 
5     The knife went on the right side, closest to the plate. The sharp part of the knife was turned toward the plate. Next to the knife was the spoon. She also gave everyone two spoons. Anne thought extra silverware was a good idea. Then she wouldn't have to jump up during dinner to get extras.

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