89. Puberty and the Voice Crack

Cloze Test

Alan is 13 years old. He is going puberty. Puberty is when kids start to become and experience many physical and emotional changes. Alan hit his growth spurt. He was very tall. , he was just waiting for his voice to . Before the voice deepens, it will crack. His will sound high-pitched.

In Alan's English class, his would have students do "Popcorn Reading." Popcorn Reading when one student reads and then calls on student to continue reading. Alan was eventually called . He started to read the sentence. He noticed his voice came out all high-pitched. It sounded he had a sore throat. His classmates started at him. "What happened to your voice?" they . Alan was so embarrassed. He sunk into his and put his jacket hood over his head.

class, the teacher went to Alan to talk him. The teacher said Alan should not feel . Voice cracking happens to everyone. Alan still felt bad about it. For the next few days, got around about Alan's voice. People kept asking to talk, but Alan wouldn't. He just stayed . Even when teachers called on him to read asked him a question, he just wrote it .