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Garon's Garage Sale


Garon's Garage Sale
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.95

     challenging words:    clothesline, heading, merchandise, unwanted, entire, piled, website, actually, morning, marking, enthusiasm, folding, whatever, longer, online, value

Garon's Garage Sale
By Joyce Furstenau

1     One Saturday morning, Garon began to clean his room. He put some of the toys he had outgrown in a box. He thought about the things in his room he no longer used. He decided to put clothes that were too small for him in a box, too. Garon looked under his bed. He saw some old games he hadn't played for a long time. He put the games in another box. His mother noticed him heading towards the garage with his boxes.
2     "Where are you going with those boxes?" asked his mother. Garon said he was cleaning out his room and no longer needed these things.
3     "The garage is already full of boxes. I can't park my car in the garage anymore," she complained.
4     "Why not have a garage sale?" suggested Garon. "Then we could get rid of the boxes of stuff and make some money, too."
5     "That's a great idea, Garon," said his mother, "but there are a lot of boxes out there. It would take an entire weekend to sort through everything. It would also take some time to make signs and set up tables. I don't have the time to put on a garage sale."
6     "Do you think I could do it?" asked Garon. "It might take me a while, but I could try."
7     "Let's ask Dad," she said.
8     Garon's dad thought having a garage sale would be a great experience for Garon. He said he might have a few items that could go in the garage sale, too.

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