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New Jersey
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.9

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    alkaline, hometown, imaginable, incandescent, northeast, phonograph, month, inventor, lived, feeling, been, business, excited, died, north, born
     content words:    New Jersey, West Orange, Edison National Historic Site, Thomas Alva Edison, New York, Universal Stock Printer, Menlo Park, Mina Miller, On October, Chemistry Lab


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New Jersey
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Even though it is a short month, February had been a long month for Jimmy. There had been a lot of snow in his hometown, and he had been sick for a whole week with a bad cold. Jimmy had even missed his class trip to Edison's laboratory.
 
2     Well, today Jimmy's mother had a surprise for him. She was taking him to the lab on her own.
 
3     "Really?" Jimmy yelled in surprise.

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