The Alligator Turtle©
Story 36
Words to Know:
reptile – cold-blooded vertebrates that breathe by means of lungs, and move by creeping and crawling. Snakes, turtles, and alligators were the reptiles found on the island.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be famous or successful? The story of the Turtle and the Gator gives us a unique explanation on how to be a success.
Read Story Aloud:
Ambition without education is like (select answer #1, 2 or 3) (1.) running in the dark. (2.) Traveling without a map. (3.) Skydiving without a parachute.
Chose two of the following words that would be the most helpful to you in being successful: friends, luck, work, education, ambition, enthusiasm, dedication, discipline, and practice.
Do you have what is called ambition? If so,what can you do toward helping you reach your ambition?
Enrichment: (Optional)
Discuss famous people who turned their lives around from very poor beginnings.
Character Traits: Define how these character traits relate in the story.