How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning. O’Neal 4 th Grade Modified by Treena Murray . Genre: Biography. A biography is a story about the life of a real person written by someone else. Biographies tell you what character traits the subject had. . http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdfrank.htm
O’Neal 4th Grade
Modified by Treena Murray
Jack always kept many different objects nearby as he worked. He had boxes, bottles, and even large cans, and he built his inventions out of whatever was ________. Since Jack was often getting himself into_____, nobody paid much attention to him. His actions showed his ________ from rules and the regular ideas of others. However, when I looked out the window and saw Jack wrestling with a garbage can, I was afraid that he would get _______ and fall into the street. I ran to help him, but not before the garbage can took off down the street, leaving Jack in a heap on the ground.
____________, Jack just walks to school.
Words in Context
A fact is a statement that can be proved as true. Writers use facts when writing informational texts about various subjects. They may also use facts to support their opinions.
An opinion is a statement that tells what someone thinks or believes. Signal words and phrases, such as I think, I believe, or I feel may alert readers to opinions. Strong adjectives that are likely to be expressions of the author’s feelings, such as ugly, exciting, terrible, or scary can also be clues that an opinion is being stated.
He also invented an odometer that told how far he had ridden to deliver the mail. And the first clock with a second hand. And he even thought up daylight saving time. Then he invented bifocals so older folks could see up close and far away without changing glasses.