Grade 5 Reading Comprehensions

The Research Project

The Research Project
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.25

     challenging words:    retriever, research, adjacent, mayonnaise, impressed, roots, arrange, history, nearly, whenever, goal, present, intention, working, part, several
     content words:    Horizon Elementary School, Aunt Steph, So Aunt Steph, Sometimes Aunt Steph, Horizon Street, Aunt Stephanie

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The Research Project
By Beth Beutler

1     Aunt Stephanie loved to do research. Every time I went over to her house, she had her computer on and papers spread all over her desk. She told me she was working on a major project. Her intention was to complete it by July.
2     I went to Aunt Stephanie's house nearly every day after school. You see, I attended Horizon Elementary School just about a block from her house. I walked to my "second home" and stayed there until my mom or dad could pick me up after work. Aunt Steph would always have a snack waiting for me. At least once a week she would make her yummy caramel squares. Sometimes she would make me a mayonnaise and tomato sandwich.
3     I would usually sit and do homework for about 30 minutes before going out to play. I almost always had grammar and math to do. So Aunt Steph would use that time to do her research. She'd fire up her computer program and arrange her things just so. Whenever I would ask about what she was working on, she'd just smile and say, "Wait and see."

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