George has already spent last fourteen years commanding the colonial army in the fight against the British, writing the Constitution, and setting up a new government for the United States of America. Now, he’d just like to stay home with his family to take care of his farm and go foxhunting. When Americans ask him to take on one more very important job George says “No, thank you.” He says he’s just too old, too tired, and doesn't feel he’s up to the task. Americans know George is honest and dependable – just the man for the job! Get to know another side to George Washington in "George Did It!" by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain.
Use as a packet for literature circles or break into pieces to best suit your class. In this 36-page PDF you will find activities to practice:
pre-reading & post-reading reflections
making connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world)
figurative & literal language
fact & opinion
. . . and more!
Great for President's Day or to round out a unit on the American Revolution!