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Phillis Wheatley

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Phillis Wheatley
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.45

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    slave, writing, auction, schools, poetry, health, improve, ship, voyage, free, daughter, died, community, doctor, wife, also
     content words:    John Wheatley, West Africa, Susanna Wheatley, Phillis English, Phillis Wheatley

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Phillis Wheatley
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     John Wheatley went to a Boston slave auction. There he bought a scared young girl. She may have been eight years old. She came from West Africa. Wheatley took her home to his wife, Susanna. They named the child Phillis, after the ship that brought her to Boston. Susanna Wheatley and her daughter Mary taught Phillis English and Latin. Phillis was a bright student. In one year she had learned to read and write! Later she started writing poetry. As a teenager, Phillis went to London. Her doctor hoped the sea voyage would improve her health. The Wheatleys sent their son Nathaniel with her. Phillis enjoyed her time in London. A .....
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