edHelper.com
U.S. Independence Day
Jubilee Celebration



Jubilee Celebration
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.77

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    livery, standing, best, fiftieth, anniversary, makeshift, reading, platform, stable, such, early, better, birth, spread, become, mayor
     content words:    Freedom Celebration


Print Jubilee Celebration
     Print Jubilee Celebration  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Jubilee Celebration
     Leave your feedback on Jubilee Celebration  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Jubilee Celebration
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     "Seth, wake up! Wake up! Today is the day!" Jeb exclaimed as he jumped on Seth's bed.
 
2     "What day?" asked Seth as he tried to rub the sleep from his eyes. "Leave me alone. I am not ready to get up."
 
3     "Today is the Fourth of July, and more importantly, it is the day for the Jubilee of Freedom Celebration," said Jeb. "Besides, we need to get our chores done early today so we can go to the parade and celebration. You might even get a chance to dance with Charlotte."
 
4     Jeb loved to rib Seth when it came to the girls. His older brother was shy and didn't talk to the girls very much, but Jeb knew Seth had his eye on Charlotte. She was, after all, the prettiest girl in town, and this was such a special day.
 
5     It was the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of America. Everyone in town was going to be ready to celebrate. It had become a tradition to close the shops in town and have a big parade right up the main street. This year was going to be even better than any other year. This year there was going to be a big party right in the middle of the town square. Even the younger children would be allowed to stay up and celebrate.
 
6     "So are you going to get up? Look, I already collected the eggs," said Jeb. "You need to milk the cow and tend to the horses. Pa has already gone out to the field. He wanted to get some work done before we go into town for the parade. Ma has started making her famous apple pies -- so are you getting up?"
 
7     "Yes, I will; I just need a minute," said Seth.
 
8     Actually, Seth had been looking forward to the big celebration just as much as anyone else in town, but now that it was here, he wasn't so sure. Maybe if he just stayed here in bed, he wouldn't have to come up with a way to ask Charlotte to dance with him.
 
9     It didn't take that long to take care of the chores -- once Seth actually got around to it. Pa came in from the field just about the time Seth finished up.

Paragraphs 10 to 23:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


U.S. Independence Day
             U.S. Independence Day


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper