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Kerry's Plan - A Story about Being Prepared

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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    half-filled, lockdown, evacuate, prescription, terrorist, glorious, battery, locks, emergency, natural, opposite, warning, supplies, attack, certainly, drills
     content words:    New York City, Twin Towers


Kerry's Plan - A Story about Being Prepared
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     It was a few months after the 9/11 attacks of 2001. Things in life had gone back to normal, as normal as life could be in a small town outside of New York City after so many lives had been lost in a tragic terrorist attack.
 
2     One Saturday morning Kerry got up a little early. She could hear the radio downstairs, so she followed the sound until she spotted her mother. Something strange was going on, though. Her mother was packing up food, water, and a first aid kit.
 
3     Kerry panicked. "What are you doing, Mom? What's wrong?" Kerry glanced around. "Where's Dad? What happened?"
 
4     Kerry's mother quickly reassured her. "Nothing's wrong, honey. Everything's fine. Your father is just fine, too. He went out for a run. It's a lovely fall morning. He'll be back soon."
 
5     "It was a beautiful day when the Twin Towers were hit, too. What are you doing? You are scaring me," Kerry insisted.
 
6     "It's just the opposite, Kerry," her mom said. "I'm preparing an emergency kit. I promise you, though, there is no emergency now. Really." She gave Kerry a big hug.
 
7     "So what are you doing?" Kerry asked.
 
8     "I'm doing something your father and I should have done a long time ago - even before the 9/11 attacks. I'm packing a supply kit and developing a family plan," Kerry's mom said.
 
9     "So you think we're going to be attacked again?" Kerry asked.

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