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									                                                       Practice Reading Passage

                    ALEXANDER, WHO USED TO BE RICH LAST SUNDAY
                                                               by Judith Viorst

                             It isn’t fair that my brother Anthony has two dollars and three quarters
 13                      and one dime and seven nickels and eighteen pennies.
 22                          It isn’t fair that my brother Nicholas has one dollar and two quarters
 35                      and five dimes and five nickels and thirteen pennies.
 44                          It isn’t fair because what I’ve got is . . . bus tokens.
 54                          And most of the time what I’ve mostly got is . . . bus tokens.
 66                          And even when I’m very rich, I know that pretty soon what I’ll have
 80                      is . . . bus tokens.
 83                          I know because I used to be rich. Last Sunday.
 93                          Last Sunday Grandma Betty and Grandpa Louie came to visit from
104                      New Jersey. They brought lox because my father likes to eat lox. They
117                      brought plants because my mother likes to grow plants.
126                          They brought a dollar for me and a dollar for Nick and a dollar for
141                      Anthony because – Mom says it isn’t nice to say this – we like money.
154                          A lot. Especially me.
158                          My father told me to put the dollar away to pay for college.
171                          He was kidding.
174                          Anthony told me to use the dollar to go downtown to a store and buy
189                      a new face. Anthony stinks.
194                          Nicky said to take the dollar and bury it in the garden and in a week a
211                      dollar tree would grow. Ha ha ha.
218                          Mom said if I really want to buy a walkie-talkie, save my money.
232                          Saving money is hard.
236                          Because last Sunday, when I used to be rich, I went to Pearson’s Drug
250                      Store and got bubble gum. And after the gum stopped tasting good, I got
264                      more gum. And after that gum stopped tasting good, I got more gum.
277                      And even though I told my friend David I’d sell him all the gum in my
293                      mouth for a nickel, he still wouldn’t buy it.
302                          Good-bye fifteen cents.
Volume 3 Book 2
Reproduced with permission from SRA Open Court
Chicago 2000

My goal is to read with 0-2 errors. This is what I did:
           1st reading    2nd reading   3rd reading   4th reading
Errors
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