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Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series
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The Fourth of July

Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series
Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series


The Fourth of July
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.02

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    sparkler, working, mothers, were, born, shoot, country, idea, free, means, same, enough, world, understand, independent, finally

Other Languages
     Spanish: El cuatro de julio


The Fourth of July
By Jane Runyon
  

1     Tim and Tess were watching Wendy. It was the Fourth of July. All the neighbors were working together. There was going to be a neighborhood picnic. Some of the mothers were setting up tables for food. Some of the older children were setting up games. Some of the fathers were setting up fireworks. They would shoot them off after dark.
 
2     Wendy was tying balloons to mailboxes. She seemed happy. She kept humming the same song over and over. She was humming "Happy Birthday to You." Tim and Tess knew it wasn't her birthday. They knew it wasn't their birthday. They didn't understand.
 
3     They finally decided to ask Wendy. "Why do you keep humming ‘Happy Birthday to You' all the time? Don't you know that it is the Fourth of July?"
 
4     "Of course, I do," said Wendy. "That's why I'm humming that song. Today we are having a birthday party."
 
5     "Whose birthday is it?" asked the twins.
 
6     "Today is the birthday of our country," answered Wendy.
 
7     "I didn't think a country could have a birthday," said Tess.
 
8     "We must be very old," added Tim.
 
9     "Our country was born on July 4, 1776. That is when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Our leaders wrote it. They told the whole world that we were independent of England. Independent means free and on our own."

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Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series
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U.S. Independence Day
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