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I can't wait until this weekend! We’re going to my grandparents’ house and my entire family will be there. I will spend most of my time playing games with my cousins. We always have such a good time together! The day goes by so fast, and by the end we are all exhausted... but we still don’t want to leave!

What is the writer enjoys spending time with family.

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If you are feeling sad, you can make yourself feel better by doing a few simple things. You can take a walk (or get another form of exercise), you can talk to a friend, or you can write down your feelings. Writing down the good things in your life will help too. Doing something good for someone else will also help you feel better. If you still feel a little sad, act happy. It works like magic to make you feel better!

What is there are many ways to make yourself feel better.

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During recess, I always go to the library because there are a lot of amazing books there. I love reading. As it is quiet, it lets me concentrate and think about different things. The librarian is really nice and friendly too. She gives me candies all the time.

What is the library is my favorite place.

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There are about 60 million cells in your body. There are several hundred types of cells, each with its own job. Nerve cells send signals through your body. Sensory cells help you see, hear, touch, taste, and smell the world around you. Blood cells carry oxygen and fight infections. Without these many cells, your body would not work.

What is the cells in your body have many different functions.

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Many forest fires are started by lightning strikes or other natural causes. However, most forest fires are started by humans being careless. People toss cigarettes or leave a few embers burning in a fire pit. All it takes is a few leaves to catch fire without someone noticing. This is why Smokey says: Only YOU can prevent forest fires!

What is most forest fires are caused by human carelessness.

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Wilbur and Orville Wright were brothers who were inventors, even from a young age when they built kites and bicycles. Many people credit the Wright Brothers with designing and building the first successful airplane. In 1903, their first flight only lasted 12 seconds, but it continues to inspire people all over the world to learn about science and math, to work hard to realize their dreams, and to use imagination to achieve success.

What is the Wright Brothers were inventors who have inspired many people.

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Did you know that giraffes are the tallest animals in the world? They are unique in other ways, too. For one thing, they sleep only about 20 minutes each day, and usually not more than five minutes at a time. (They have to remain alert for predators.) Also, every giraffe’s coat is unique, and varies in color from white to nearly black, depending on what they eat and where they live.

What is Giraffes are unique animals.

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Inside the volcano, there are hot liquid rocks called magma. It becomes lava when it comes out of the volcano. The lava that flows out of some volcanoes can reach up to 1100 degrees. It’s hot enough to burn you and in some cases, it can kill you. Other than lava, gases coming out of the volcano are poisonous to us.

What is Lava is hot.

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While erupting volcanoes are beautiful to watch, they can disrupt air travel. For example, a 2001 eruption of Mount Etna sprayed ash high into the atmosphere and closed nearby airports. The grainy ash covered the land and made runways dangerous. The wind also carried the ash and made it difficult to avoid in the air.

What is volcanic eruptions can cause trouble for air traffic.

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In the summer, people spend energy cooling their homes, while in the winter, people spend energy heating them. Some scientists say that changing the color of roofs from black to white would save energy. In the summer, the white roof reflects heat and keeps the house cool. In the winter, the white roof allows snow to stay and insulate the house.

What is there might be some advantages to having white roofs instead of black ones.

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I have a dog whose name is Paco. He is almost 10 years old. Paco is very loveable with a brown face and short black fur. He is one of my best friends. He plays with me, sleeps with me, and goes on walks with me. I am so glad to have him around. I love him.

What is the writer's dog is an important part of his life.

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Hurricanes are large, intense storms that begin over the ocean, where they gather heat and energy from the water. Hurricanes move slowly toward land, usually moving 10-20 miles per hour for more than one week. The most dangerous part of the hurricane is the storm surge, when it reaches land and causes flooding. Wind and waves also contribute to the damage caused by these surges.

What is Hurricanes are dangerous storms.

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My dog is called Buttons and he learns new tricks really quickly. When I say “Hands”, he will give me one of his front paws. He can even walk on two legs when I tell him to. It only took me three days to teach him these tricks. I don’t think other dogs can learn as quickly as Buttons. He is the best.

What is my dog learns tricks quickly.

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Tomatoes are a great addition to your garden. They come in many types, from tiny tomatoes the size of marbles to huge ones the size of grapefruits. They also come in different colors, from the usual red to green, purple, yellow, orange, and even striped! Tomato plants need some care to grow, but even a new gardener can grow a crop.

What is tomatoes are a good addition to a vegetable garden.

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In 1066, France invaded England. We are still feeling the effects of that invasion today. Why? Because when France invaded, many French words found their way into the English language. For example, the words beef and pork come from French, while the words cow and pig come from English.

What is the French invasion of England in 1066 changed the English language.

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Eric gripped the bat in his hands. His palms were sweaty but he took a deep breath as he stepped up to the plate. He had to score a run or his team would lose the game. When the pitcher threw a fastball, Eric’s reflexes took over and he heard the “Crack!” of the bat hitting the ball. His heart raced with excitement as he ran to first base. He was safe!

What is Eric overcomes his nerves and makes it to first base.

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You learn about Science, Maths, Art and many other subject areas. The school has a lot of books for you to read. The teachers create fun activities to make learning fun. There are also a lot of other kids here, who you can become friends with to study together.

What is the school is a great place to learn.

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I always have trouble flying a kite. For a kite to fly, the weather needs to be good and windy. If there is no wind, the kite will never fly. You need to find a spacious place to fly your kite. It is dangerous to fly your kite near roads, power lines or an airport.

What is flying kites is hard.

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Have you ever noticed that there are many different markings on the road? These markings keep drivers safe on the road. White lines along the edge of the road show where the road ends. White or yellow dashed lines mark the different lanes. A double yellow line tells you that traffic will be going in the other direction on the other side.

What is The markings on the road signal different things to drivers

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In 2011, 16 big food companies promised to make their food healthier. They made this promise to help decrease childhood obesity. The companies said they would make their food healthier by lowering the number of calories in it. A study showed that after the companies kept their promise, people started buying healthier, lower-calorie food.

What is sixteen companies are making their food healthier.

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Homemade pizza is delicious. First, make the dough from flour, water, and yeast. After that, begin making the tomato sauce. Next, add any vegetables you like. Then, bake it in the oven. After a short time, the kitchen begins to smell delicious. Soon, it’s ready to eat!

What is the instructions to make homemade pizza.

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You can go swimming, diving and even build your dream house using sand. If you don’t like any of those activities, you can play volleyball with your friends. Another good thing to do on the beach is to lie down on the sand and sunbathe. You will get a nice tan

What is the beach is the perfect place to have fun and relax.

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Farming allowed Native American people to grow more food. However, they had to stay in one place to tend their gardens. As a result, people began living in larger, permanent villages. Populations grew and developed more complicated governments. Because they lived in large groups, people could also develop more specific skills.

What is farming had many effects for Native American people.

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The United States sent seven manned missions to the moon, but only six made it. The Apollo 13 mission was over halfway to the moon when one of its oxygen tanks exploded. The astronauts had to come up with creative ways to fix their ship and return to Earth. Their courage has been an inspiration to others who followed in their footsteps.

What is the Apollo 13 mission was almost a disaster, but made it back safely.

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The Great Lakes are five freshwater lakes in North America. They formed thousands of years ago as glaciers melted. The Great Lakes contain most of the fresh water in North America. They are also important shipping routes, fishing sites, and sources of drinking water. Because of this, it is very important to keep the lakes clean.

What is it is important to protect the Great Lakes.

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