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Vacation at the Beach


Vacation at the Beach
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.41

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    conch, fifteenth, unknown, family, hopeless, anniversary, campground, exquisite, wedding, peaceful, perhaps, among, sweat, several, early, discover


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Vacation at the Beach
By Beth Beutler
  

1     Our extended family went to the beach every summer. We had a few favorite spots. Sometimes we would bring our tents and camp at a campground. Other times we would treat ourselves to a fancy hotel. This year, we got to use a friend's beach house. They offered it as a way to congratulate my mom and dad on their fifteenth wedding anniversary.
 
2     I loved to go to the shore and pick up shells among the pebbles. The best time to do this was during low tide. The waves would wash up on shore and leave many things to discover. I was always excited about beach combing because I never knew what exquisite thing I'd find.
 
3     My cousin and I headed out early the first morning. We walked along the shore in front of the beach house. It was so quiet and peaceful. There was no one to be seen for miles at this hour. We could hear only the abrupt crash of the waves.
 
4     As I looked on the beach, I found several things. First I saw a dead shrimp, and then a large conch shell. Later, I even found a sock without its mate. It made me wonder what the unknown story was behind it.
 
5     I asked my cousin, "Who do you suppose lost a sock?"

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