In the Dark

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1 Jake went to the top of the stairs. He looked all around. It was very dark. No lights were on at all. The window was dark. No moonlight shone in. 2 Jake could not see the top step. He felt for it with his toe. Jake tapped it three times. Then he stepped down. Jake felt for the next step, and then the next. Little by little, Jake made his way down the stairs. To himself, Jake said, “Tap the step. Test it. Go.” When the old steps creaked, Jake said, “Shh!” 3 “Good! I did it!” Jake said to himself. “Mom did not wake up! I am down now! Now I can get it. What time is it?” 4 Jake looked at the clock. It was six o’clock. 5 In the dim light, Jake could see it! 6 “Still here,” he said to himself. Jake took the lid off the big, old pot. Mom kept it on the floor. She liked the way it looked. Jake did not know why. 7 He put his hand in the pot and took out the big paper bag. © Advanced Assessment Systems/LinkIt!™ Passage provided under license from PassageBank.com. Use and duplication is restricted to licensees only. 8 “I will dump this stuff out on the table,” Jake said to himself. “I can turn on the lamp. Mom will not see this light from her room.” Jake took the paper and some markers. 9 Jake sat down at the table. He drew a picture. He wrote a note. He looked into the bag. “Mom will flip when she sees this!” he said. 10 “Nice!” he said. “Mom will like this a lot!” 11 It was almost 7 a.m. It was time for Mom to get up! Jake ran up the steps and into his mom’s room. 12 “Wake up, Mom!” Jake said. “Happy birthday! I made something for you. We did it in class!” 13 “Hi, Jake,” Mom said. She read Jake’s card. She looked at his picture. “I love it!” Mom said. 14 “There is more!” Jake said. “Look!” 15 “A scarf!” Mom said. “Wow! You made this, Jake? Can you knit?” 16 “We did it in crafts class, Mom,” Jake said. “We all can knit. Happy birthday, Mom!” © Advanced Assessment Systems/LinkIt!™ Passage provided under license from PassageBank.com. Use and duplication is restricted to licensees only.

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