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Dinosaurs
Strength is a Strength

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Dinosaurs


Strength is a Strength
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.4

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    brainstorm, feelings-a, logical, readily, weighty, crashed, unique, easily, generally, lumbered, fell, longer, onto, accept, stayed, doing
     content words:    His Mom, When Arti


Strength is a Strength
By Beth Beutler
  

1     "I'm just too big." Arti the Argentinosaurus cried. "I'm fat! I can't move fast. I feel big and dumb." Arti lumbered off to his home, feeling very sorry for himself. His team had come in last—again—at the dinosaur's relay race. He was the last runner, and all the other dinosaurs easily passed him. As he walked away, he heard the others whispering among themselves. "I wish he was faster," one said. "Yes, if he wasn't so big, he could speed up!" said another.
 
2     "Why do I have to be so fat?" Arti thought.
 
3     Arti's other friends were large and weighty too. However, truth be told, Arti was bigger than them all. He was the largest dinosaur of his time. If you weighed twenty elephants at the same time, that would match Arti's weight!
 
4     Most of Arti's weight came from muscle. However, because he was so big and he was also the youngest, he was often the last picked for the team. His friends generally wanted a fast teammate, not a strong one. It wasn't a logical way to think, and it hurt Arti's feelings—a lot.
 
5     Arti's mom and pop noticed how down Arti was when he came in the door. He went straight to his room without speaking to them.
 
6     "I'm worried about Arti," Mom said to Pop. "I don't know what to do to help him."
 
7     "I know what you mean," Pop answered. "I wish we could help him see how valuable he is. He may be big, but he sure is strong."
 
8     Mom and Pop began to brainstorm, which means to create several ideas. They wanted to figure out a way they could help Arti accept himself more readily. They thought about giving him a gift. They thought about writing him a letter. They thought about having his friends say nice things to him. They did not realize that soon, an opportunity would come that would take care of the problem on its own.
 
9     The next day, Arti stayed in bed a little longer than usual. He did not want to leave to walk to school at the normal time because he was afraid of meeting up with other dinosaurs. It was bad enough that he'd have to sit in the classroom with them all day. He wasn't going to force himself to be around them before school, too.

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