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Career in a Closet



Career in a Closet
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.32

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    well-known, finding, based, writing, series, bookstore, reading, recall, Rooney, troublemaker, schools, travels, people, goal, outdoors, meets
     content words:    Patricia Reilly Giff, Reilly Giff, New York, Secret Garden, Black Stallion, Nancy Drew, Polk Street School, World War II, Newbery Honor, Hollis Woods
Career in a Closet

By Jody Williams
1     Many people have a favorite place to call their own. It may be a favorite place to read. It may be a quiet place to think. Some children have a tree house for special times. Some adults may have a special room or place outdoors. Many authors say they have a special room where they go to write. Patricia Reilly Giff has a closet. She told her husband she wanted to write a book. He turned two closets that were next to each other into her special writing place. Her writing career began in a closet.
 
2     Patricia Reilly Giff was born on April 26, 1935. She was born in New York. As a child, books were important to her. Her favorite books were The Secret Garden and The Black Stallion. She also liked the Nancy Drew series. Patricia loved reading so much. Her sisters often had to grab books away from her just to get her to listen to them. Later, Patricia's own children recall doing the same thing.
 
3     Patricia went to college. She became a reading teacher. She was a teacher for twenty years. During those years, she attended college and earned more degrees. Patricia got married. She and her husband had three children. One day Patricia announced that she was going to write a book.

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