Read aloud poem: A Tragic Story by William Makepeace is an amusing account of a gentleman who is frustrated at not being able to change something about himself – move his ‘pig tails’ from the back of his head to somewhere else more pleasing to him. He was naturally unsuccessful. Th poem reminds me about the Serenity prayer that goes like this:
” God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.”
We did a readability graph exercise where we found the average number of syllables and the average sentences to determine the age appropriateness of a passage.