Discussing the Issues - Reading Comprehension
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Discussing the Issues Reading Comprehension
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Discussing the Issues
By Phyllis Naegeli

1     Jenny slammed down the remote. "AHH! I am so sick of this election. Now there's a debate interrupting my favorite program! Mom!"
2     Mom called from another room. "I'm in the kitchen."
3     Jenny got up and stomped into the kitchen. She stood in the doorway and tapped her foot. "When is this all going to be over?"
4     Mom turned from cutting up vegetables to face her daughter. "When is what going to be over?"
5     "All this election stuff! I can't take it anymore. Can I get a movie tonight?"
6     "No, you can't," said Mom, emphatically. "Your father and I are going to watch the debate. You can watch it with us if you like."
7     "It will be so boring. All they do is argue over stuff like taxes. I just want life to go back to normal."
8     Mom raised her eyebrows. "Are you done with your temper tantrum?"
9     "I'm not having a temper tantrum! I'm just upset that my favorite program is going to be interrupted tonight."
10     Mom grinned. "Yes, it is. But, I think you need to understand how important these election events are."
11     Jenny slumped down into a chair at the kitchen table. "It doesn't seem very important to me."
12     "Well, it is. Electing the leader of our country is very important. Many of the issues affect you directly."
13     Jenny rolled her eyes. "Like what?"

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