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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait


Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.26

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    further, stir-fry, rescheduled, rigor, absence, delay, advisor, impatient, conflict, focus, honorary, situation, schedule, risk, placement, discuss


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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait   

1     Kelly was getting impatient. She had spent all summer studying for a special exam that would allow her to take some honorary classes in middle school this fall. She had worked hard to compete with others to get placement in the special classes, and now the test was postponed due to the absence of the advisor.
 
2     She went home to discuss it with her parents. She had two options. She could go to a town 100 miles away to take the test or wait until the local test was rescheduled. If she did that, she would run the risk of a conflict in her schedule, but she was not sure her parents could work out taking her to the other location. She was frustrated!
 
3     When she got home, her dad was in the shed, and her mom was preparing some stir-fry in the skillet.
 
4     "What's the matter, Honey?" Kelly's mom asked.
 
5     "I need to talk to you and Dad."
 
6     "Okay, let's call him in."
 
7     When her dad came in, Kelly explained the situation to her parents and asked, "What do you think?"
 
8     "Well," her dad replied, "we already made plans for the rest of the summer. But I can see you want to get this over with."

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