Published on February 18, 2014
5th Writing Lesson 12: Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?
The author of “Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?” includes many of the kings opinions as well as facts related to the American Revolution. How did the king’s opinions influence the war? Use evidence from the text, including quotations, to support your ideas. 1. What will you be writing about? Underline the focus question in the prompt. 2. What information will you need to be able to answer the focus question and to explain your answer? Discuss the following with your partner: What were some of King George’s opinions about the Americans? What were some of King George’s opinions about the war? What did King George do because of these opinions?
How did the king’s opinions influence the war? King George’s Opinion King George believed Americans were English subjects & subjects should obey the law. Quote: Quote: Quote: “They were English subjects, weren’t they?” How it Influenced the War p. 360 King George tried to make the American colonists pay the Stamp Tax which made the colonists really angry.
Your Turn Work with your partner and/or group to re-read the text of “Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?”. As you read look for examples of King George’s opinions and how those beliefs influenced the war and jot them down on your planning sheet. Make sure to include a quote from the text to show either the opinion or its effect.
How did the king’s opinions influence the war? We want to start our response by using part of the question in our answer. Remember, we’re writing to explain how the king’s opinion influenced the war. King George’s opinions about both the American colonists and the Revolutionary War influenced the war in many ways.
How did the king’s opinions influence the war? King George’s opinions about both the American colonists and the Revolutionary War influenced the war in many ways. One opinion that King George had about the American colonists was that they were all simply English subjects and would obey any law the English passed. On page 360 in the text it says about the king’s opinion, “They were English subjects, weren’t they?” Because of this, King George passed the Stamp Act which made the colonists resentful of England.
Your Turn After copying down the focus statement and the first paragraph that we wrote together, use your graphic organizer to write two more paragraphs about two more opinions King George had and how they influenced the war.
Your Turn A Concluding Statement restates the focus of the piece. Look at your focus statement. How could you restate it? Use the same idea, but different words. Write your Concluding Statement at the end of your piece. Now, think about this question, How did the king’s opinions influence the war? and write your conclusion paragraph.
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