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Progress - Slowly Making Progress



Progress - Slowly Making Progress

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3

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     challenging words:    progress, glee, whichever, focus, exactly, between, booklet, working, goal, building, castle, group, also, build, quickly, time


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Progress - Slowly Making Progress
By Mary Perrin
  

1     Progress is what happens in between the time you start something and the time you finish it. You are working with others on a health project. Your teacher knows you have started the project. He knows when the project is to be finished. Your teacher asks you how your group is progressing. He draws a line on the chalkboard. He writes the word "start" at one end. He writes the word "finish" at the other end. He wants your group to mark the line to show how far from the starting point you have gotten. He wants to be sure your group is working and getting closer to the finish. Your teacher may ask you to do this each day. Your group will be making progress if the line you mark each day continues to move closer to the word "finish."
 
2     Pretend you got a new Lego set for your birthday. The set has over eight hundred Legos. Your goal is to build a castle. You use the picture on the front of the box as your guide. You also use the step-by-step booklet that came with the set. You might work for an hour a day to build the castle. Building the castle cannot be done quickly. You must build the castle one Lego brick at a time. Each piece must be put on exactly right. Your goal is to finish the castle. The castle does not need to be done .....
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