Story 25
Words to Know:
gust – a sudden blast of wind. All of a sudden a gust blew my kite out of my hand.
Leonardo was a famous inventor who suffered many failures while trying to invent things never seen before. You will see how hard he tried to succeed.
Read Story Aloud:
What did Leonardo learn from his failures?
What does it take to succeed at anything?
Can you name someone you believe is successful?
What did he or she do to become successful?
What do you have to do to become successful?
Enrichment: (Optional)
Introduce the student to inventors such as Thomas Edison, Booker T. Washington, and Alexander Graham Bell. Ask if he or she can think of an idea that could improve the community where he or she lives.
Character Traits:
Determination, Endurance: (Leonardo showed great firmness in carrying out his work.)
Wisdom: (Leonardo teaches us that we can learn from our mistakes, and those of others.)
Creativity: (Using the power of our imagination to bring about an idea.)