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Pardon Me! A Thanksgiving Tradition



Pardon Me! A Thanksgiving Tradition

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.91

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     challenging words:    huge, saved, pardon, they, picked, college, dinner, notice, also, parade, roast, year, instead, worth, since, family
     content words:    Thanksgiving Day, White House, National Thanksgiving Turkey, President Lincoln, President Kennedy, President George H. W.


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Pardon Me! A Thanksgiving Tradition
By Erin Horner
  

1     Many Americans love Thanksgiving Day. They may eat a huge dinner of roast turkey and pumpkin pie. Some like to watch college football on TV. Others may go to a big parade. These are all traditions. Do you think that turkeys have a favorite tradition? If you were the White House turkey you would! Every year one turkey is picked to be the National Thanksgiving Turkey. This turkey is given to the president and his family. But this turkey does not end up on the dinner table. He is pardoned, or saved! President Lincoln once saved .....
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