Updated: Now includes wordlist.
This is a high-interest short story with activities before you read, while you read, and after you read. This story also includes vocabulary words that are found on college entrance exams.
The story is about a teenager (Dallas) who receives a Chevy-S 10 from his grandfather (Paw Paw). Shortly afterwards, Paw Paw dies. Dallas is devastated, and he refuses to drive the truck again.