3rd grade reading

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bryanteacher
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3rd grade reading
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2011-09-27 20:39:22
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The Man with the Coconuts
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  1. One day a man went out to gather coconuts. He found a great many, so he put a heavy load of them on his horse and started home. On the way he met a boy. The man said, "How long will it take me to reach my house?"The boy looked at the heavy load of coconuts on the horse. Then he said, "If you go slowly you will arrive very soon, but if you go fast, it will take you all day to reach your house."
  2. The man thought over this strange speech, but he could not believe hte boy. So he began to hurry his horse. The coconuts fell off, and he head to stop and pick them up. Then the man hurried his horse all the more to make up for the lost time. Again the coconuts fell off. Again the man had to stop and pick them all up.
  3. Then he hurried his horse more than ever to make up for more lost time.Again and again the coconuts fell off. Again and again the man had to stop to pick them up. Again and again he hurried his horse more and more to make up for all of the time he had lost.
  4. When at last he reached home, it was night. He thought of the boy's speech, but it didn't seem strange to him anymore.
  5. What was the cause of the man's problem?
  6. What was the effect of moving the horse faster?
  7. How did he try to solve the problem?
  8. Why was the little boy's saying true?
    If you go slowly, you will arrive very soon, but if you go fast, it will take you all day to reach your house.

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