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By the Dawn's Early Light



By the Dawn's Early Light
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.27

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    baselines, military, lined, schools, bands, baseball, onto, flying, public, game, sail, lawyer, early, went, however, able
     content words:    Star-Spangled Banner, United States, Francis Scott Key, President Wilson, World Series, On March
By the Dawn's Early Light

By Jody Williams
1     Jack and Jane went to a baseball game. They went with their family. They noticed the playing field. They watched the players warm up. They ate their snacks. The players lined up along the baselines. They took their hats off. The people stood. Music began to play. Everyone stood up. Some people sang. Some people put their right hand over their hearts. "The Star-Spangled Banner" started the game.
 
2     "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national song of the United States. It is played in schools. It is played at sports events. It starts many public events. It is a song that most people recognize.
 
3     "The Star-Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key. He was 35 years old when he wrote it. He was a lawyer. He liked to write poems. In 1814 there was a war going on. Key and another man set sail from Baltimore, Maryland. One of their friends was being held by British soldiers. They were going to try to help him. Key and his friend were able to get the British to free their friend. However, none of the three Americans could leave until the attack on the fort at Baltimore was over.

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Reading Comprehension
     English Reading Comprehension: By the Dawn's Early Light
     French Reading Comprehension: Entre le crépuscule et l'aube
     Spanish Reading Comprehension: Por la luz del amanecer
     German Reading Comprehension: Im frühen Licht der Morgendämmerung




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