- By Carla Gajewskey
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Read “Summer” and answer the questions that follow.
1. What is summer?
2. Is it fresh cut green grass that tickles your toes?
3. Is it hours in the pool that wrinkles your hands?
4. Is it the sound of crickets that sing you a lullaby?
5. Could it be trips to the beach where the foamy sea grabs at your feet?
6. Maybe it is hiking trips where you reach the top of the tallest mountain and feel the wind play with your hair?
7. Is it the song from your little brother that cries, “Are we there yet,” from the back seat on long road trips?
8. Is it the BOOM of fireworks on the fourth of July?
9. Could summer be picking blue berries or shelling peas?
10. Is summer, camping trips under the starry sky, or just a weekend at your grandma’s house?
11. Is it running through the water sprinkler or jumping off of the diving board?
12. Is summer riding your bike all day, or just sleeping all day?
13. Well, yes, but summer is that and more.
14. It is cookouts, apple pies, lemonade, snow cones, roller coasters, camp-outs, fishing, long days, and the smell of sunscreen all through the air.
15. Summer is a time where your imagination comes to life.
16. Summer is magical!

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Word Lists:

Sprinkler : a device that sprays water.

Lullaby : a quiet, gentle song sung to send a child to sleep.

Cone : a solid or hollow object which tapers from a circular or roughly circular base to a point

Cricket : an insect related to the grasshoppers. The male produces a characteristic rhythmical chirping sound.

Wrinkle : a slight line or fold in something, especially fabric or the skin of the face

Grab : grasp or seize suddenly and roughly

Camp : a place with temporary accommodations of huts, tents, or other structures, typically used by soldiers, refugees, prisoners, or travelers

Imagination : the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses

Fresh : (of food) recently made or obtained; not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved

Board : a long, thin, flat piece of wood or other hard material, used for floors or other building purposes


Additional Information:

Rating: A

Words: 229

Unique Words : 127

Sentences : 48

Reading Time : 1:01

Noun : 128

Conjunction : 15

Adverb : 11

Interjection : 0

Adjective : 10

Pronoun : 20

Verb : 33

Preposition : 20

Letter Count : 953

Sentiment : Positive

Tone : Neutral

Difficult Words : 42

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