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my son has to pick out "key words" in a story. what are "key words" and can I get an example? Please and thanks.

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    What grade level is this?

    Have you been given a particular story? Title and author??

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    third grade...the story is "Nothing is impossible said Nelly Bly" by Judy Carlson

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    That story must still be under copyright. I can't find it online.

    Try these steps:

    1. Read the story aloud (either you read to your son or your son reads to you or you alternate paragraphs or pages).

    2. Ask him to tell you what the main scenes are in the story. (places)

    3. Ask him to tell you what the main actions are in the story.

    4. Once he has those things firmly in his mind, ask him to give you 6-8 words that are very important in the story. As he's telling you, jot them down and then the two of you can go over them. If you don't agree with his chosen words, don't openly disagree, but ask him about each one. Then ask him if there are any other words that he thinks he should include.

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    Thank you. Will do.

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