edHelper.com


"Take Me Out to Cooperstown"


"Take Me Out to Cooperstown"
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.91

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    highlight, piped, locker, impressed, piled, yeah, interesting, mighty, hometown, nearly, champion, history, fact, return, caps, fantastic
     content words:    Baseball Hall, New York, Grandpa Mickey, Grandma Joan, Little League, As Grandpa, Cohoes Middle School, Harmony Hill Elementary, Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente


Print "Take Me Out to Cooperstown"
edHelper.com subscriber options:
     Print "Take Me Out to Cooperstown"  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)

     Quickly print reading comprehension

     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on "Take Me Out to Cooperstown"
     Leave your feedback on "Take Me Out to Cooperstown"  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



"Take Me Out to Cooperstown"
By DARCY PILAWSKI
  

1     Today is the day, Brendan thought as he tumbled out of bed. Brendan was excited because today he was going to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Grandpa Mickey and Grandma Joan were taking all the grandchildren-Brendan, Brent, and Brenda. All the kids played on Little League teams, and they couldn't wait to spend the day learning about some of America's most famous and loved baseball players.
 
2     The children chatted excitedly during breakfast, and soon Grandpa's car could be heard pulling into the driveway. As Grandpa came through the door, he said, "Come on kids, it's a 90 minute drive, and we need to get moving!"
 
3     "Ready, Grandpa" they replied, as they put on their baseball caps. Grandpa and Grandma were Yankee fans like Brendan, while Brent and Brenda liked the Mets.
 
4     The sun shone brightly as they drove west on Route 20. "Are we there yet?" asked Brent, the youngest of the children at age six.
 
5     Brendan laughed and replied, "Nearly there, buddy!" Brendan was twelve, the oldest child
 
6     and a student at Cohoes Middle School, while his eight-year-old sister Brenda and brother Brent attended school at Harmony Hill Elementary. In school, all the children had studied and read about famous baseball players like Babe Ruth and Roberto Clemente. Now, they would get to see and learn more about America's favorite pastime.
 
7     As they pulled up to the building, no one said a word. Everyone seemed humbled by such a famous and special place! After entering the building, Brendan headed for the Babe Ruth room, as a true Yankee fan is sure to do.
 
8     While standingby Babe's locker, Brendan shared a fact about him with Grandma. "Hey, Gram, did you know that Babe Ruth was called ‘The Sultan of Swat'?"
 
9     Grandma smiled and said, "I did, indeed. In his day, he was a mighty hitter with 714 career home runs."

Paragraphs 10 to 20:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable


Copyright © 2007 edHelper