(LIBERTY) BELL WORK
Read the sentence below. Do you see any problems? Do not rewrite the sentence. In fact, don't even fix the sentence. Instead, on your paper, tell the writer three things that need to be corrected.
what was george lick when he was a boy
Augment the sentence below to greatly improve it. Record your improved sentence on your paper.
There was a boy named George.
*Augment: make (something) greater by adding to it
Define the following words: civil and fable
Write about a time in your life when you struggled with a choice and made the right one.
Using the parts in George Washington's name,
create a list of words to fit in the categories below.
Pay particular attention to spelling patterns.
For example, if the target number is 36, the student may write expressions like the examples here (below).
After the death of George Washington, there was a need for a leader. Some artists and authors turned back to George Washington himself, making up or embellishing stories about George that make him appear to be larger than life. Suddenly Washington was perfect and saintly - an example for all other men to emulate.
Of course, now that we understand the mood of the moment, we can weigh these stories to determine their truthfulness. Where does the man and the myth separate?
Rules of Civility
George Washington put a lot of thought into his behavior, resulting in proper manners for himself and his household. Take a long, broad look at his 110 Rules of Civility.
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Other "Tall" Tales
Have you heard other tales that stretch the truth?
Share them with the class in a storytelling activity.
Write your own.
Who will be your central character?
What truth will you embellish?