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A Problem for James



A Problem for James
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.01

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    overweight, staying, meals, interesting, height, bowling, working, feeling, twice, kids, better, along, really, instead, already, would
     content words:    Sometimes James, My Plate


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A Problem for James
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     You would like James. He is really funny. He's always very nice to everyone. He likes to read and knows a lot of interesting things. James has many friends. He gets along with almost everyone.
 
2     James gets sad and upset sometimes, though. Some days, James doesn't feel like talking. He looks really tired. Sometimes James really doesn't want to be at school. He doesn't want to be around his friends. What would make James feel so upset?
 
3     Sometimes James feels bad because people make fun of him. James is overweight. There are some kids at school who pick on him. Sometimes James just doesn't like the way he looks. He doesn't like feeling tired all the time. Feeling tired and sad is a problem for James.

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