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A Splinter

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A Splinter
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.23

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    removal, tremendous, antibiotic, baby-sit, alcohol, ointment, splinter, material, tweezers, emergency, especially, normally, handy, trainer, fashion, otherwise
     content words:    One Saturday


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A Splinter
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Samantha wanted to babysit. She liked children. She thought it would be nice to earn some money. One Saturday afternoon she took a babysitting course at her local library. It taught her a lot about children and what to do in emergency situations.
 
2     Samantha paid special attention to the section on first aid. She knew that information might come in handy. One special part of the training caught her ear. It was about splinters. Why would that be important to Samantha? She knew her neighbors' yards had wooden swing sets. There would be plenty of splinters.
 
3     The trainer explained that a splinter was any thin material that gets just below the top layer of skin. A splinter could be made of wood, metal, glass, cactus, or thorn. She said it is always helpful to know what material the splinter is.

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Miscellaneous Health Topics
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Health
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    Bicycle Safety  
 
    Circulatory System  
 
    Digestive System  
 
    Disabilities  
 
    Drugs  
 
    Excretory System  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Health Professionals  
 
    Healthy Life  
 
    Hygiene  
 
    Illnesses  
 
    Medical Tools  
 
 
    Miscellaneous Health Topics  
 
    Muscular System  
 
    My Plate  
 
    Nervous System  
 
    Nutrition  
 
    Reproductive System  
 
    Respiratory System  
 
    Skeletal System  
 
    Teeth  
 
    The Five Senses  
 
    The Human Body  
 
    Tobacco  
 



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