The Receiver

Close Read Passage, Fantasy (fiction), Level W (Grade 4)

Vala "overhears" other people's thoughts, but only thoughts that reveal some kind of misunderstanding about the world. At first, she tries to help people by correcting their misunderstandings. After a while, though, she ends up wondering if some of these people would be better off without her help. Should she keep correcting them or start tuning them out?

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