Cinco de Mayo
Tres Niños

Tres Niños
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 1
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.68

     challenging words:    belly, cuatro, diez, family, nueve, ocho, seis, siete, stirs, strips, tears, tres, Uh-oh, from, agree, also
     content words:    United States, Del Rio

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Tres Niños
By Kathleen W. Redman

1     Miguel, Carlos, and Ana are from Mexico. Their family moved to the United States in 1999. Now they live in Del Rio, Texas.
2     The three children (los tres niños) are sitting under a tree. They are making a plan. The plan is for Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is only three (tres) days away.
3     The children want to make a piñata for the Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
4     Miguel wants to make a horse.
5     Carlos wants to make a pig.
6     Ana wants to make a cat.
7     They talk and talk and talk. At last, they agree to make a pig. It will be pink. Miguel will paint its face. It will have a big belly. A lot of candy will fit in its belly!
8     Carlos goes to find a big balloon.
9     Miguel goes to find some paint.
10     Ana goes to find some old newspapers and string.

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