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The Butterfly Project


The Butterfly Project
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.69

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    remainder, illustrate, especially, better, frivolous, methodical, restrict, launching, cable, scientific, subject, during, define, liberate, partner, transform


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The Butterfly Project   

1     Tom came into the house sweating from baseball practice. After dumping his glove and bat in his room, he went to the kitchen to get a long, cold drink.
 
2     "How did your practice go?" asked Mom.
 
3     "It went pretty well," he said between gulps. "I was the only one to hit a home run!"
 
4     "That's great!" said Mom, changing the subject. "Do you remember how disappointed you were last winter with your science fair project?"
 
5     Tom nodded. "That was a real bomb. I came in eighth out of eight entries. I don't want that to happen again."

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