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Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series
You Have a Telegram

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

You Have a Telegram
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.82

     challenging words:    gizmo, impulse, telegram, white-haired, late, dice, inventor, meaning, holding, telegraph, teller, afternoon, writing, sounds, blank, building
     content words:    Great Aunt Ruth, Samuel F., Morse Code

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You Have a Telegram
By Jane Runyon

1     It was late on a Sunday afternoon in autumn. Wendy had curled up in front of a roaring fire with her favorite book. She heard voices on her front porch. When she opened her front door, she found her friends Tim and Tess in a heated discussion.
2     "Hi, Tim," she said. "Hi, Tess."
3     "Oh, hi, Wendy," said Tess. "We can't agree on something."
4     "What's the problem?" said Wendy.
5     "We just had a family dinner," answered Tim. "Our Great Aunt Ruth was there."
6     "She is a very good story teller," added Tess.
7     "We love to hear her tell stories about when she was a little girl," said Tim.
8     "She told us a really funny story today," continued Tess.
9     "There's just one thing we didn't understand," said Tim.
10     "What's that?" asked Wendy.
11     "Aunt Ruth told us about a time she delivered telegrams," answered Tess.
12     "And we don't know what telegrams are," finished Tim.
13     "Gee," said Wendy, "I've heard my mom talk about grams of fat. And I know you talk on a telephone. But I don't know what a telegram is, either."
14     "Can we use the dice to find out?" asked Tim.

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Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series
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