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The Brickyard



The Brickyard
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.2

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    illinois, kentucky, ohio, races, flags, rows, tested, farmland, leads, faster, east, west, track, race, capital, north
     content words:    Wabash River, On December, Great Lakes State, Lake Michigan, Greatest Spectacle
The Brickyard

By Jody Williams
1     It is the 19th state. It has farmland. It has cities. The Wabash River flows through it. Indianapolis is its capital city. What state is this? On December 11, 1816, Indiana became a state.
 
2     Indiana means "Land of the Indians." It is 38th largest state. Indiana is in the Midwest. It is a Great Lakes State. Michigan is to its north. Lake Michigan is part of its border. Ohio is to its east. Kentucky is to its south. Illinois is to its west.
 
3     A famous race takes place in Indiana. It happens every May. It is called the Indianapolis 500. In 1909, four men bought some land. They built a track. It had four turns. They tested cars on it. People came to watch.

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Reading Comprehension
     English Reading Comprehension: The Brickyard
     French Reading Comprehension: L'entrepôt des briques
     Spanish Reading Comprehension: El Almacén de Ladrillos
     German Reading Comprehension: Die Ziegelei




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