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Fourth of Julie

U.S. Independence Day
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Fourth of Julie
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.28

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    breaststroke, cleanly, determination, rhythmic, immediately, part-time, shivered, hosting, laps, opposite, pumped, celebration, stopwatch, yeah, fastest, several
     content words:    Independence Day

Other Languages
     Spanish: El Cuatro de Julie


Fourth of Julie
By Beth Beutler
  

1     It was a terribly hot day. I was glad to be going over to Julie's house. She had a pool. I was allowed to go to her house once a week while my mom worked part-time at the library.
 
2     I arrived early. Julie was already in her swim suit.
 
3     "Wow," I exclaimed. "You don't waste any time, do you!?"
 
4     "Why not?" she answered with a turn of her nose. "I want to be ready for the Fourth of July swim meet."
 
5     Julie had been on the swim team every summer for as long as I knew her. She always did well, but she could never quite come in on top. She was practicing extra hard this summer. Each time I went to her house, she would say, "Time me," and swim several laps.
 
6     We skipped out to the pool, and she jumped in. She always jumped right in. I was more of a "slip in a little at a time" kind of girl.
 
7     "Oh, come on," she would call. (It was the same routine every time I was there.)
 
8     She concentrated and swam across the pool with determination, while I slowly shivered into the pool while watching a stopwatch.
 
9     "That's great, Julie!" I called as she took a break. "It's your fastest time yet."

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