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Running with Fire



Running with Fire
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.22

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cauldron, lighting, fire, could, runner, flame, grand, become, staircase, mirror, metal, often, person, begin, peace, held
     content words:    Olympic Games


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Running with Fire
By Jody Williams
  

1     Could you run a long way carrying fire? That is what the torch relay runners do. A few months before the Olympic Games begin, the torch is lit. It is lit by using the sun and a mirror. The torch is made of wood and metal. Runners carry the lit torch all over the world. They start in Greece. That is where the first Olympics were held.
 
2     There are 10,000 torch relay runners. The last person is a very special athlete. That person is given the great honor of lighting the Olympic flame. He or she carries .....
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