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Jake and Jackie Have an Argument



Jake and Jackie Have an Argument
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.26

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    easy-goingness, foyer, slamming, strutted, frustration, spilling, t-shirt, reading, whatever, laying, onto, minutes, ruckus, doing, never, leather
     content words:    If I'd


Jake and Jackie Have an Argument
By Beth Beutler
  

1     "I'm never speaking to him again!" Jackie shouted, slamming the screen door behind her as she stomped into the house, wearing her summer bathing suit under a t-shirt dress.
 
2     "What is all the ruckus about?" Jackie's mom looked up from her computer in the home office adjacent to the foyer.
 
3     Jackie strutted into the office and plopped on Mom's leather wing chair, tossing her beach towel onto the floor.
 
4     "That Jake. He makes me so mad!"
 
5     Mom turned to face Jackie, laying her reading glasses on the desk.
 
6     "Tell me what happened."
 
7     Jackie started spilling out her frustration with Jake. "Sometimes, he's just no fun. He has a hard time making a decision. I'll ask him what he wants to do, and he usually says, 'I don't care.' By the time we do anything, we've wasted a whole afternoon!"
 
8     Jackie's Mom smiled and said, "Go on."
 
9     "Like today. I wanted to take our bikes down to the town pool for a swim with the rest of our friends. He was playing a video game and said, 'When I get done, we'll go.' So, I waited. And I waited. Finally, I gave up. The pool would close in an hour and it wasn't worth going by then. I told him, 'thanks a lot!' and went out the door. He looked at me as if he had no clue why I was upset!"
 
10     "Maybe he doesn't," Mom suggested.
 
11     "How could he not!?" Jackie exclaimed. "I'd told him I wanted to go to the pool!"

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