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Just Say No


Just Say No
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.49

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    acquaintance, envelop, planner, skirmish, barometer, response, mood, friendship, division, resource, violence, e-mail, trousers, interesting, banjo, talent
     content words:    Middle East


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Just Say No   

1     A dark mood began to envelop Annalyn. She had just retrieved her e-mail messages and had been notified of a new project due at the end of the week. Her school uses a web site with e-mail to list assignments and somehow she had missed this one.
 
2     Annalyn sighed. She barely had time to juggle everything anymore. All her activities seemed to collide into one big mess on her planner. Tutoring help with math and division, art lessons with a gifted sculptor, a science project about how a barometer works, and a skirmish with her best friend had happened all this week. And now this -- an additional article to read and respond to about the increase in violence in the Middle East.
 
3     The phone rang. "Hello?" Annalyn answered. It was Margaret, an acquaintance from school. Although she and Annalyn didn't have a serious friendship, Annalyn always found Margaret to be interesting. She played the banjo, always wore bright trousers and seemed to appreciate the little things in life. "Hey, Annalyn. I was just thinking about you. I was supposed to play a banjo solo in the talent show tomorrow, but had a little accident. My little sister decided to jump on it! Anyway, I wondered if you could take my place -- maybe display one of your beautiful illustrations from art class?"

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