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Wendy's World- Natural Resources



Wendy's World- Natural Resources
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.46

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    pioneer, supplies, natural, doing, settlement, plenty, sell, build, also, life, means, town, already, city, living, river


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Wendy's World- Natural Resources
By Jane Runyon
  

1     Wendy looked puzzled. Tim and Tess knew she needed help. Wendy's class was doing a project. Wendy was pretending to be a pioneer. She had to find a good spot to start a new settlement.
 
2     "My teacher told us to think about what a town needs," Wendy told the twins. "I'm not sure what I'm looking for."
 
3     "You need a place to live," suggested Tim.
 
4     "There won't be any houses in a new place," said Wendy.
 
5     "What could you use to build houses?" asked Tess.
 
6     "Well, if there are trees, we can build cabins," answered Wendy. "Let's look for a place with trees."
 
7     "Won't you need water to drink?" asked Tim.
 
8     "Oh, yes," said Wendy. "If I build my town near a river, I will have lots of drinking water. That would also give me a place for boats."
 
9     "Why do you need boats?" asked Tess.

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