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Watermelon Thump Week



The Watermelon Thump
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 1
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   0.84

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    name, hello, bumpy, fastest, Hmmm, lights, Oooh, ounces, pounds, sounds, weeds, back, being, cannot, care, cart
     content words:    Watermelon Thump
The Watermelon Thump

By Kathleen W. Redman
1     Hello.
 
2     My name is Walter. I am a watermelon.
 
3     Yes, I know. You think watermelons cannot talk. Watermelons can talk. You just do not listen.
 
4     I live in Luling, Texas. I grew up in this watermelon patch. I am one of 47 watermelons in the patch.
 
5     Mr. Ellis took good care of us. He gave us water. He pulled out the weeds. He made the bugs go away. We all grew fast.
 
6     I grew the fastest. Now I am the biggest watermelon in the patch. I weigh 78 pounds and 12 ounces. That is very big for a watermelon!
 
7     Mr. Ellis is going to take me to the Watermelon Thump. He thinks that I will be the biggest watermelon there. I could be the king watermelon! That part sounds good.
 
8     I am worried about one thing. What is a thump? I do not know. I do not like how that word sounds. It sounds like it might hurt. Do you know what a thump is?
 
9     Ouch! That hurt!
 
10     Mr. Ellis just pulled me off my vine. I guess we are going to the Thump today. I hope I win the prize.

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Reading Comprehension
     English Reading Comprehension: The Watermelon Thump
     French Reading Comprehension: Le test de la pastèque
     Spanish Reading Comprehension: El Porrazo de Sandía
     Italian Reading Comprehension: La Battuta dei cocomeri
     German Reading Comprehension: Das Wassermelonenabklopfen


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