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All Aboard! (grade 2)



All Aboard! (grade 2)
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 2
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   0.95

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    peering, sleepyhead, nickname, backyard, rings, family, oval, glow, pain, tunnel, village, large, figure, awhile, space, able
     content words:    Aaron Ames, Ace Ames, Great Train Station, Great Train


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All Aboard!
By Brenda B. Covert
  


Aaron Ames has a nickname. His family calls him Ace. He is known as Ace Ames, the train fanatic. He loves trains!

Ace was given his first train set when he was barely four. It was small. It ran on an oval track. After that he got a larger train set. It ran in the shape of a figure eight. Now he has a train set with a village. It is as large as the kitchen table! It has two trains and two sets of tracks. The trains race around the village.

Anna, Ace's sister, acts as if his trains are a pain. She only plays with the trains when Ace is not around. One day she made a tunnel out of gray clay. She sat it across the tracks while he was in the backyard. Ace came in with twig "trees" to add to his village. He didn't ask where the tunnel came from; he knew that Anna had made it.

One night Ace had a dream. He and Anna were at a train station. He was able to read a sign above the station. It said, "Ace's Great Train Station." It gave him happy feelings. It placed a smile on his face.

"All aboard!" called a man.

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