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An Endearing Mystery



An Endearing Mystery

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.26

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    meaning, spelled, male, saved, gleam, presents, writing, weather, near, often, note, fill, than, another, night, animal
     content words:    If Santa, Christmas Eve


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An Endearing Mystery
By Colleen Messina
  

1     I am a homonym that can be spelled two ways, and I have more than one meaning. Spelled one way, I can mean someone who is loved or cherished. I am often the first word you use when you are writing a letter. Then I am usually followed by the name of the person who will get the letter. Spelled another way, I am a four-legged animal that often lives in or near forests. If I am a male, I usually have antlers. In one Christmas story, I was named Rudolph. I helped Santa in bad weather. My red nose lit the way so Santa could deliver presents. If Santa wrote Rudolph a thank you note for his help on Christmas Eve, Santa might write a note like this. See if you can fill in the following blanks:
 
2     _____ Rudolph,
 
3     You saved us all on Christmas night,

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