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Catch the Word!



Catch the Word!
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.46

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    rambunctious, thesaurus, frizzy, overall, brainy, excellence, inwardly, academic, effect, powerful, intelligent, force, matching, example, replace, entertain


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Catch the Word!
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Mrs. Smith was an older lady with frizzy blue hair and matching blue eyes. She was never dull and did things to entertain her rambunctious students. One day she even took out her dentures for Show and Tell! Today she had invented a brand new game called Catch the Word.
 
2     "I am going to have all of you sit in a big circle," said Mrs. Smith.
 
3     The teacher's white teeth formed a dazzling smile with bright red lips stretched thinly around its edges. The overall effect was that her smile looked like a warped candy cane.
 
4     Wooden legs shrieked as the desks were pushed into place by energetic and curious students.
 
5     "Now, today we are going to learn how to use a thesaurus," said Mrs. Smith.
 
6     The class groaned inwardly. That did not sound like a game at all!
 
7     "Can someone tell me what a thesaurus is?" asked Mrs. Smith.
 
8     Teacher's pet and straight-A-student, Carolyn raised her hand. Carolyn always pursued academic excellence energetically. Her hand was an arrow shooting straight up to the ceiling with the powerful force of her desire to be the top student in the class.

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