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A Hunger for History


A Hunger for History
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.88

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    ravenous, self-esteem, further, reading, authentic, purpose, whom, pantry, material, satisfy, establish, disaster, easily, final, difficult, actually


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A Hunger for History
By Beth Beutler
  

1     Bobby was ravenous. He felt like he hadn't eaten in days. (It has actually been only a few hours.) He had been studying hard for his final exams. Middle school was a lot more challenging than he had expected, but he needed a break.
 
2     He headed downstairs to see what was in the kitchen and found an onion, some kidney beans, and some miniature marshmallows. He couldn't make much of a snack out of that! He straightened his posture, yawned and heard his stomach growl. "What can I have?" he wondered. He glanced again in the pantry, where mom had all the shelves labeled. Trouble was, most were empty. He remembered how she'd mentioned going shopping tonight. Why did she always wait to go shopping until they were about out of everything?
 
3     After scrounging around a bit, he finally found a package of peanut butter crackers. He unwrapped them with a sigh and headed back upstairs. What he saw didn't cheer him up much. His bedroom was usually a haven of quiet, but with the piles of schoolwork, it looked like a disaster. Books were left open across the bed, and pieces of wadded up paper decorated the floor near the wastebasket. Even his computer screen showed a list of terms and facts. He felt as if he pushed any more of this information into his brain, it would begin to ooze out of his ears!

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