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Thanks-Living
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.57

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     challenging words:    blessed, Dawkins, orphanage, traveled, teacher, seconds, minutes, feeling, arms, whatever, actually, awhile, history, what, kinds, hotel
     content words:    Ching Lee, And Mrs


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Thanks-Living
By Beth Beutler
  

1     "What is Thanksgiving?" my teacher asked. I thought about that for a minute. It was a lot of things to me. I started to think about last Thanksgiving and stopped listening to my teacher talking.
 
2     This will be my second Thanksgiving. My parents adopted me a little more than a year ago when I was five. They had traveled to China to get me. I had been shown a picture of my new mother and father before they arrived. That morning, the teacher at the children's home gave me a new dress. My new mama and papa were on their way!
 
3     I was told that their names were Mr. and Mrs. Dawkins. They would take me home with them to live in America! I remember how they walked into the room and looked around at all the children. My teacher took my hand and led me to them.
 
4     My teacher said, "Mr. and Mrs. Dawkins, this is Ching Lee." Mrs. Dawkins started to cry. I wasn't sure why. I thought she didn't like me! Later, I found out that she was just so glad to finally meet me. Mrs. Dawkins knelt down and held out her arms. I gave her a quick hug. She smelled nice.

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