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Keith Interviews Glenn Gorilla



Keith Interviews Glenn Gorilla
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.83

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    arms, bond, buds, doing, good, intelligent, kidding, lemurs, otter, primate, stalks, tree-climbing, against, also, anywhere, appear
     content words:    Glenn Gorilla


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Keith Interviews Glenn Gorilla
By KATHLEEN W. REDMAN
  

1     "Good evening, children. Today we are going to visit Glenn Gorilla. Mr. Gorilla lives in Africa. Ah, there he is. Hello, Mr. Gorilla. May I call you Glenn?"
 
2     "No, you may not. Only my friends call me Glenn."
 
3     "Mr. Gorilla, then. You appear to be quite large."
 
4     "Yes, I am. As a matter of fact, I am the largest primate. I am intelligent and gentle, too."
 
5     "Mr. Gorilla, I am so sorry, but I do not know what a primate is."
 
6     "A primate is a group that includes lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans. Gorillas have long, muscular arms, wide chests, and massive heads."
 
7     "Yes, you do. And I can't help but notice your teeth."
 
8     "Yes, they are beautiful, aren't they, Keith? I hope you notice that they are large and sharp, too."
 
9     "I have noticed that, yes. Which of these huge trees do you live in, Mr. Gorilla?"

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