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Happy Campers


Happy Campers
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.74

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    neither, boredom, frequently, greatly, pre-vacation, Rabash, renting, suntan, tally, packing, packed, motor, however, glee, guys, doing
     content words:    Neither Spunky, Guess I'll


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Happy Campers
By Beth Beutler
  

1     Neither Spunky nor Sparky had ever been taken on a family vacation. The dog and cat were frequently left in the care of Mr. Rabash, a neighbor. Mr. Rabash was nice enough, but Spunky and Sparky always missed their family greatly. Mr. Rabash would only check on them about once a day. He would give them food and water and bring in the paper. However, he wasn't used to having a dog or cat and didn't realize how they liked to play. So this time, when the Williams family was planning vacation, Spunky and Sparky figured everything would be the same.
 
2     "I suppose they are going to the beach again," Spunky (the cat) said to Sparky (the dog.)
 
3     Sparky yawned. "Yes. I imagine we'll be stuck with Mr. Rabash again."
 
4     "Yep, another week of boredom. Guess I'll spend most of the time asleep, like last year," Spunky replied.
 
5     A week went by, and the Williams family spent a lot of it doing their "pre-vacation" thing. They packed, shopped, looked at maps, got out the suntan oil, and just about went crazy.

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