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Far, Far Away



Far, Far Away
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 1
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.43

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    tomorrow, climber, likes, packed, picked, sheets, trucks, going, across, beautiful, being, busy, cannot, care, class, close
     content words:    Story Day, Miss Marks, Then Samir


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Far, Far Away
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     Tomorrow is going to be a big day for Sam. It is Story Day in his class. It is Sam's turn to tell a story. He has a very special one to tell, too!

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2     Sam packed the box very carefully. He taped it shut. He carried it very carefully to school with him. He put it on the teacher's desk.
 
3     "Good morning, class," Miss Marks said. "Today is Story Day. Sam is going to tell us a story this morning."
 
4     Sam stood up. He walked to the teacher's desk. He looked very proud. "My father is in the Army," he said. "He is fighting in a war. He is far, far away. Last week I got a letter from him. I would like to read part of it to you."
 
5     Sam opened the box. He took two sheets of paper out of the box. He unfolded them carefully. He began to read:
 
6     "Sam, I am sending you something very special with this letter. It is a kite. I want you to take very good care of it. A little boy made it. He is about your age. He lives here where I am."
 
7     Sam carefully took a small kite out of the box. It was red, yellow, and green. It was very beautiful.
 
8     "This is the kite," Sam said. He picked up the letter. He started to read again.
 
9     "The boy's name is Samir. He likes to play with the other boys. He likes to run. He is a very good climber, too. He always seems to be cheerful. He has a problem, though. Samir cannot hear. His mother said a bomb exploded close to him. The loud sound took away his hearing.

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