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Always the Same Thing
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.13

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    lunchbox, tofu, vegetarian, schedule, bounded, cafeteria, setting, unison, boring, casserole, aside, homework, spaghetti, carton, kidding, leaned
     content words:    Your Dessert First Day
Always the Same Thing

By Phyllis Naegeli
1     Emily sat at the lunch table in the school cafeteria. "It's Wednesday," she muttered as she pulled a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice box, and chips out of her lunchbox.
 
2     "It's been Wednesday all day. Why are you muttering about it?" asked her friend, Jan.
 
3     "Because I always have peanut butter and jelly on Wednesday," she said, resting her elbows on the table and setting her chin in her hands. "My mom is so predictable."
 
4     "Is that a bad thing?" asked Jan, taking a bite of her sandwich.
 
5     "I guess it's not a bad thing. But it is boring," said Emily sadly. "It's always the same thing. Nothing ever changes. Mom always keeps to the schedule."
 
6     Jan raised her eyebrows thoughtfully. "My mom doesn't use a schedule. I never know what I'm going to have for lunch or dinner. Mom is always trying something new. The other night, she made this tofu casserole thing." Jan scrunched up her face in disgust. "Sometimes it would be nice to know what to expect."
 
7     "I don't know if I would like tofu casserole," said Emily scrunching up her nose. "But it sure would be nice to have something different once in awhile."
 
8     Jan picked up her milk carton and took a sip. "So, what's for dinner then?"
 
9     "Spaghetti and meatballs," said Emily gloomily, "with garlic bread and salad. Then we'll have Jell-O for dessert. It's the same thing every Wednesday." She took a bite of her sandwich and chewed slowly.
 
10     "That sounds great!" said Jan. "It's been a long time since I've had spaghetti and meatballs."

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