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Camp-out Ghost Story


Camp-out Ghost Story
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 1
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   0.43

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    dark, bamboo, camp-out, clues, creepy, kids, marked, okay, rocked, rocking, scary, Shhhh, across, against, anything, apart


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Camp-out Ghost Story
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     The sky grew dark. Fog hung over the lake. Gray smoke from the fire floated into the trees. Jay and Kayla sat and waited.
 
2     "Okay, kids," Dad said. "It is time for a ghost story!" 
 
3     "I hope it is scary!" Jay said.
 
4     "There were two children, a boy and a girl," Dad began.
 
5     "I bet that is us," Kayla said to Jay.
 
6     "Shhhh," their father said. Then he told this story.
 
7     The brother and sister had a camp-out. They were going to fish. They had to dig for worms.
 
8     They dug up a can. In the can, they found a card. The boy looked at it.
 
9     "Let me see!" said his sister. "What is it?"
 
10     "I think it is a joke," he said. He saw a map on the card. Good luck awaited the one who tracked the clues.
 
11     "We can try it!" the girl said. "Maybe it will be lucky!"

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