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Aunt Jenny's Wedding


Aunt Jenny's Wedding
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.88

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    birdseed, bridesmaid, dressing, aisle, snort, groom, usher, rushed, presents, fingernail, superhero, bride, lined, holiday, shoot, exactly
     content words:    Aunt Jenny


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Aunt Jenny's Wedding   

1     Aunt Jenny was getting married. Ginger was to be her junior bridesmaid.
 
2     "Is that like a flower girl?" Ginger asked.
 
3     "Not exactly," Aunt Jenny said. "Instead of scattering rose petals along the path, you will carry flowers and be dressed just like my bridesmaids. You will look like a princess!"
 
4     "She'll look like an ape in a dress," Ginger's brother, Ben, said with a snort.
 
5     "Oh, Ben," Aunt Jenny said sweetly, "Your mother agreed to let you be our junior usher. You'll be such a handsome boy in a tuxedo."
 
6     Ginger laughed as Ben's mouth dropped open.
 
7     Aunt Jenny turned back to her niece. "Ginger, you can choose the color of your dress: yellow or light green."
 
8     Ginger chose green. Ben went outside to shoot hoops, but Ginger stayed to listen to Aunt Jenny talk to her mother about the wedding.
 
9     Aunt Jenny and Ginger's mother, who was also Aunt Jenny's sister, talked about going on a diet. They talked about choosing the flavor of the wedding cake, and whether to have the guests throw birdseed or blow bubbles.

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