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Jake and Jackie Learn to Use the Library



Jake and Jackie Learn to Use the Library
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.7

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    additional, finding, various, based, catalogue, fiction, religion, collection, information, index, subject, section, task, phones, several, narrow
     content words:    Dewey Decimal, Melvil Dewey, Dewey Decimal System


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Jake and Jackie Learn to Use the Library
By Beth Beutler
  

1     "Where am I going to find this information?" Jake wondered. His teacher had given him a task to find out about the first submarines. She said that he could not use the Internet—she wanted him to use the library.
 
2     He told Jackie about it as they sat on a bench during recess. They were snacking on cheese, crackers, and grapes.
 
3     "I'm used to finding everything I need on the ‘net," he said. "I hardly ever go to the library!"
 
4     "Me either," Jackie said. "How about we go on Saturday? I have a report to write, too. Mine is about travel in the 1800's."
 
5     So, on Saturday morning, Jake's mom picked up Jackie, and they headed to the local library. They parked near the door. When they walked in, it was very quiet. Jake's mom quickly turned her cell phone to vibrate. She whispered to Jake and Jackie,
 
6     "I almost got in trouble here one day when my cell phone went off. I tried to talk quietly, but the librarian came up to me and gave me a card that said, ‘no cell phones, please!"
 
7     Jake and Jackie chuckled quietly about the idea of Jake's mom getting in trouble.
 
8     They headed to a big desk. A lady stood behind the desk, using a computer key board.

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