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School Picture Day!


School Picture Day!
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 2
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.91

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    countered, photographer, pudding, secretary, minutes, onto, line, speed, however, afternoon, cheek, closet, another, remember, accident, nearly


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School Picture Day!
By Beth Beutler
  

1     McKenzie yawned. She had been waiting in line in the lunchroom for over 20 minutes. She finally got up to the counter and was given a tray of food. When she turned to leave, Anthony ran into her. Her lunch flipped onto her face as well as her brand new blouse. There was gravy, applesauce, and pudding all over her. What a sight she was! Anthony didn't even stop to help her. How rude!
 
2     McKenzie went to clean herself up as best as she could. Then she went back to the counter and asked for another lunch. This time she chose a fish sandwich, potato chips, and a fruit cup. She carefully walked to the table and sat down. She had missed a spot of pudding on her face and it began to drip down her cheek. Stains from the gravy were all over her shirt.
 
3     McKenzie's friend Charlotte was sitting at the table and tried not to laugh. "You look like you just came out of a puddle of mud!" she said with a grin.
 
4     "Thanks a lot." McKenzie replied.
 
5     "Your picture will sure look interesting!" Charlotte countered.
 
6     "Picture?" McKenzie questioned.
 
7     "Yes, today is school picture day, remember?" Charlotte answered.
 
8     "Oh no!" McKenzie cried. "I forgot! What am I going to do?"

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