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A Dog For Jennie


A Dog For Jennie
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 2
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.79

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    deep-water, kennel, trainer, rested, longer, window, lights, rush, able, front, service, group, train, also, tight, either
     content words:    Then Lady


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A Dog For Jennie   

1     Jennie looked out the car window. It was hard to wait for her father to help her. Before the accident, she used to be able to jump out on her own. Now she had to be pushed everywhere in a wheel chair. Once they were in the house, the family sat down together at the kitchen table. Mom got a snack for them. Jennie was happy to be home at last. It was so much better to be here than at the hospital.
 
2     "We know how hard it is for you to get used to the wheel chair. School will not be easy when you go back either," said father. "We thought you might like to have a special friend to help you get around. What would you think of having a service dog to help you?"
 
3     "How could a dog help me?" asked Jennie.
 
4     "A dog could help open doors for you or pick up things you drop. It could even help pull your wheel chair. A service dog could go to school with you every day to help you get around so you could do your work," said father.
 
5     Jennie thought about it. She had been afraid to go back to school. Maybe if she had a dog, she would not feel so shy.

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