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One Penny at a Time

One Penny at a Time
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.31

     challenging words:    babysitter, homeless, chilly, refrigerator, carton, pets, discover, hospital, everybody, whole, part, world, change, family, also, father
     content words:    Nora Gross, New York City, York City, When Teddy, New York State, Penny Harvest, New York

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One Penny at a Time
By Lisa Smolowitz

1     On a chilly evening in November 1991, four-year-old Nora Gross and her father Teddy were walking down Broadway, a busy street in New York City.
2     As they were walking, little Nora saw a homeless man. He was huddled in a refrigerator carton next to a newsstand. She asked her dad, "Can we take him home?" Her dad said no, but he began to think about how they might help the homeless people.
3     One day soon after they saw the homeless man, Teddy went to pick Nora up at the babysitter's house. The babysitter was talking about pennies that she had sitting in a jar. She said they were useless to her.

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