Story 12 (Reading and Reproduction)
CONNIE is having trouble with her knee. Her knee
hurts, and she walks with a limp. Her doctor
tells her, "You need surgery on your knee." So
Connie has surgery. After the surgery, Connie's
knee feels better. It doesn't hurt. But she
still walks with a limp. Connie goes to many
doctors. "Please help me," Connie says. "I don't
want to walk with a limp." But the doctors can't
help Connie. She still walks with a limp. One
morning Connie is walking to work when she sees
something big and brown. What is it? Is it an
animal? Yes, it is! It is a bear, and it is
running toward Connie. Connie lives in Alaska.
In Alaska, bears come into the city sometimes.
The bears are dangerous. They can kill people.
Connie runs toward a building, and the bear runs
after her. The bear runs fast, and Connie runs
fast, too; she doesn't think about her knee.
Connie runs into the building and closes the
door. The bear stands outside and growls. Connie
walks to a phone to call the police. She does
not walk with a limp. Connie never walks with a
limp again, and she never has another problem
with her knee. Connie went to many doctors, but
the bear was the best doctor!