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Three Can Be a Crowd


Three Can Be a Crowd
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.54

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    mansion, friendship, remain, name, chord, dispute, feud, lecture, narrate, exactly, perhaps, working, embrace, history, natural, awkward
     content words:    United States, Washington Avenue, And Maria


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Three Can Be a Crowd   

1     My name is Jessica. I'd like to tell you about an important lesson I learned this summer. I had invited my friend, Katherine, to visit for a week. She moved away in the spring, and we really missed each other. I was glad that my new neighbor, Maria, and I hit it off well but I was still looking forward to spending some time with Katherine. When she got out of the car, I ran to embrace her. I had great plans of fun things to do together! I never expected to end up having a feud!
 
2     Let me explain...it wasn't exactly a mean dispute or anything - our friendship just struck a poor chord for a few hours. This is how it happened: I planned for Katherine and me to visit our state capital. Katherine did well in history, and we live near that city, so it seemed a natural fit. We could see the Governor's mansion with its beautiful flower gardens, listen to a tour guide narrate how the president of the United States once slept there, and maybe even get to watch the representatives debate. We'd finish up with a stroll down Washington Avenue, and maybe stop for ice cream. It was going to be a busy day, but I thought it would be a lot of fun. At the last minute, I decided to ask Maria to join us, too.

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