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I Wish I Were ...
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.17

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    spikes, birthday, jellyfish, large, million, lonely, strange, front, along, also, tank, knock, remember, living, worry, sure
     content words:    His Mom, His Grandma, Uncle Chris


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I Wish I Were ...
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     It was Mark's birthday. He was sitting in his room looking at a tank. He saw his pet turtle. He thought it looked lonely. He hoped his Mom and Dad got a new one for his birthday.
 
2     Mark went into the dining room. His Mom and Dad were there. His Grandma and Grandpa were, too. Some of his cousins came as well.
 
3     Mark opened some gifts. He got great cars. He got some books. He got the new DVD he wanted. There was no turtle, though.
 
4     It was time for cake. When the candles were lit, Mark thought of something. He could wish to be a turtle so his pet would have a friend. Mark closed his eyes. He made the wish. He blew out the candles.
 
5     Then time seemed to stop. Mark felt like he was spinning. When he opened his eyes, he wasn't sure where he was. He wasn't even sure what he was.

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