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Read the selection without stopping to choose the correct missing words. Then read it again, pausing to underline the correct words. Finally, read the selection again to see if it makes sense.

Dog Face

I __1__ by Mr. J. Gerald Cowcamper’s house one day and was greeted by a rather old looking dog. She was a gentle beast who __2__ her tail as she pushed her nose against my hand.
“What’s her __3__?” I asked.
“I call her ‘Dog Face,’” replied the old __4__.
“__5__ do you call her that?” I inquired.
“Isn’t it obvious?” asked Mr. Cowcamper.
“Not really.”
Mr. Cowcamper cradled the old animal’s head in his hands. “If you __6__ at just the right angle, you can see that she seems to have a dog’s face,” he __7__.
“But she is a __8__!” I said.
“Shhhh!” Mr. Cowcamper responded with the loudest whisper I have ever __9__. “Don’t let her hear you say that!”
I said __10__, because I didn’t know what to say.

1. stopped ran went carried
2. chased bit wagged lost
3. breed problem age name
4. dog cow lady gentleman
5. How Why Where When
6. listen look call wonder
7. explained asked smelled knew
8. person female dog potato
9. spoken seen found heard
10. here yes words nothing

Reading Comprehension, Vol. 7, No. 4, January 15, 2002http://rhlschool.comCopyright 2002 RHL

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