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And Called It Macaroni

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And Called It Macaroni
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.03

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    a-riding, yankee, easily, pasta, adult, works, fashion, town, monitor, male, meant, author, eggs, reason, fashionable, large
     content words:    Yankee Doodle


And Called It Macaroni
By Jody Williams
  

1     
Yankee Doodle went to town a-riding on a pony.
Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni.

 
2     The song describes a feather stuck in a hat and called macaroni. The author was not talking about pasta. He was describing fashion. Macaroni meant a fancy way to dress many years ago.
 
3     Little do people know that the song has something in common with penguins. The Macaroni penguin was given its name for the same reason. It has long yellow feathers on top of its head. The feathers are called a plume. Who knew that a penguin was so fashionable?

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