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Values and Manners
"I Want" Gets Nothing

Values and Manners
Values and Manners


"I Want" Gets Nothing
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 2
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   0.78

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    anymore, cutlery, doing, flatware, phrase, rarely, sounds, also, being, birthday, enjoy, even, favor, feel, happy, hard


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     Spanish: Con "quiero" no se consigue nada


"I Want" Gets Nothing
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     "Mom," asked Jan, "why do we say ‘please'?"
 
2     "It is part of being polite," said Mom. "Come and help me set the table, please. I think it is part of the phrase 'if you please'," said Mom. "That means ‘if it makes you happy'."
 
3     "It is like I am asking a favor?" said Jan.
 
4     Mom nodded as she put four plates and the flatware on the table. "It is very much like that. If someone came to you asking a favor, what would you do?"
 
5     "I would think about it. I might even do it," said Jan. She picked up the plates and set one in front of each chair.
 
6     "How would you feel if someone just told you to do a job?" asked Mom.
 
7     "I would not like that," said Jan.
 
8     "Why does it matter?" asked Mom.
 
9     "I don't really know," said Jan. She picked up the flatware and set a fork, knife, and spoon beside each plate.

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