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Amazing Halley



Amazing Halley
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.81

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    gravity, longer, travels, math, what, appear, died, born, island, also, float, dust, seen, fire, solar, ball
     content words:    Edmond Halley
Amazing Halley

By Jody Williams
1     What is it? It is in the sky. It looks like a ball of fire. It has a tail. Give up? It is a comet. A comet is made of gases. It is made of dust. It is also made of ice. A comet travels around the sun. It looks like it has a tail. Comets can be seen from Earth.
 
2     Edmond Halley was born on November 8, 1656. He was born in London, England. He loved math when he was young. He also liked science. Edmond Halley was a writer. He wrote many papers about the solar system. He went to an island for two years. He studied the stars. He found new ones. Edmond Halley added over 300 stars to the star map.
 
3     Edmond Halley studied comets. One comet he studied had been seen in 1531. He found out as much about it as he could. He studied comets that had been seen in 1607 and 1682. Halley used math and science. He said the three comets were the same comet. He said that the comet would appear again in 1758. He was right; it did.

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Reading Comprehension
     English Reading Comprehension: Amazing Halley
     French Reading Comprehension: Halley est incroyable
     Spanish Reading Comprehension: El Sorprendente Halley
     German Reading Comprehension: Der erstaunliche Halley oder Halleysche Komet




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