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The Legend of the Popcorn Ball
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.76

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    calories, filling, in-between, knotted, provides, smacking, sugarcane, popping, syrup, harden, balls, pops, awhile, picked, kinds, last
     content words:    Popcorn Ball, Striped Weather
The Legend of the Popcorn Ball

By Phyllis Naegeli
1     Steven and Amber waited for the last of the popcorn to finish popping. Slowly, the pops began to get further apart. Grandma carefully moved the pan back and forth over the hot fire. Finally, the pops had nearly stopped. Grandma turned the stove off, pulled the lid off the pan, and poured the popped corn into a large bowl, filling it to overflowing.
 
2     "M-m-m, that smells so good," said Steven, sniffing the air near the bowl. "Do we get to eat some while we string it for the Christmas tree?"
 
3     "Oh, please, Grandma," Amber pleaded.
 
4     "Yes, of course. I'll put some in smaller bowls for you. You can munch on it while you string the kernels together," Grandma replied, reaching for the bowls in the cupboard.
 
5     "I love popcorn," said Amber, smacking her lips. "It's a good snack, right, Grandma?"
 
6     "It sure is," she responded. "Popcorn is low in calories, low in fat, and provides your body with energy from the starch it contains."
 
7     "Steven doesn't need too much energy," Amber teased her older brother. "He's already got enough."
 
8     "So do you!" Steven teased back.
 
9     "Okay, let's put that energy to work," said Grandma, taking the large bowl of popcorn to the kitchen table. "Steven, you grab the smaller bowls for you and your sister. Amber, please get the bag of cranberries from the refrigerator."

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Reading Comprehension
     English Reading Comprehension: The Legend of the Popcorn Ball
     French Reading Comprehension: La légende de la boule de Pop-corn
     Spanish Reading Comprehension: La leyenda de la bola de palomitas
     Italian Reading Comprehension: La leggenda della palla di popcorn
     German Reading Comprehension: Die Legende von der Popcornkugel


Popcorn Popping Day Math Printable
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