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Playing Video Games

Scotty loves to play video games!  I mean he plays every chance he gets.  He even plays when he should be doing his homework, chores or going to bed!  It has gotten so bad that his parents are considering a punishment to teach him a lesson.
Scotty doesn’t understand why they are upset with him and is trying to figure out what he can do so that he doesn’t get his video game machine taken away.  He has asked his friends for their ideas on the subject, too.  He even asked his counselor at school.  Scotty has been seeing her since his grades started dropping.  The counselor told him it is very simple, give up the game playing on his own and get back to doing homework, chores, and going to bed on time. 
To Scotty, the ideas his counselor told him are good, but he is very reluctant to do it.  So one of his friends, Hailey, has offered to help. She is going to make him a chart of time spent on playing games compared to time spent on his responsibilities.  He agrees to give it a try.

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Word Lists:

Counselor : a person trained to give guidance on personal, social, or psychological problems

Chore : a routine task, especially a household one

Upset : make (someone) unhappy, disappointed, or worried

Reluctant : unwilling and hesitant; disinclined

Chart : a sheet of information in the form of a table, graph, or diagram

Punishment : the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense

Lesson : an amount of teaching given at one time; a period of learning or teaching

Grade : a particular level of rank, quality, proficiency, intensity, or value

Machine : an apparatus using or applying mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task

Compare : estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between

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Additional Information:

Rating: A

Words: 203

Unique Words : 104

Sentences : 14

Reading Time : 0:54

Noun : 60

Conjunction : 14

Adverb : 6

Interjection : 0

Adjective : 12

Pronoun : 35

Verb : 45

Preposition : 23

Letter Count : 820

Sentiment : Positive

Tone : Conversational

Difficult Words : 33

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