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A Star Spangled Performance, Part 1



A Star Spangled Performance, Part 1
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.51

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    soliloquy, comedy, outrageous, re-read, khaki, various, skit, tragedy, based, writing, pneumonia, outbreak, design, directly, endeavor, portray
     content words:    Miss Molford, Civil War, Boston Tea Party, Star Spangled Banner, Spangled Banner


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A Star Spangled Performance, Part 1
By Beth Beutler
  

1     "Okay, group," Lenna said. "How are we going to tackle this project?"
 
2     Lenna was a natural leader, so when Miss Molford handed out the assignment and grouped the children, Lenna took charge. Lenna was never subtle! Sometimes she acted like the ruler of the class, but this time they didn't mind. When it came to school work, Lenna usually did very well. Kids in her group usually got good grades, so they did not complain.
 
3     The project was for the members of the group to become playwrights and write and perform a short skit for the school pageant. It could be a comedy, tragedy, soliloquy, or documentary, as long as it was based on a prominent event. The group would be given 30 minutes three days per week for one month to work on the endeavor at school. They could also get together after school however often they liked. They were given a lot of freedom to design a 5-10 minute performance based on a subject they had studied in history class.
 
4     "What do you all think?" Lenna prompted. She looked directly at Angela, who was preoccupied with her khaki outfit. "Well? Let's not drag this out!"

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