And an hour later the Old Gentleman was brought to the same hospital. One of their traditional habits was to station a servant at the postern gate with orders to admit the first hungry wayfarer that came along after the hour of noon had struck, and banquet him to a finish. A stuffy nose happens primarily because nasal tissues are inflamed. His hair was whiter and thinner than it had been last year. They parted as they did each year at the door, the Old Gentleman going south, Stuffy north. Over-the-counter medications that work to shrink the blood vessels inside the nose can be effective.
It is the one day that is purely American. When the ambulance came the young surgeon and the driver cursed softly at his weight. The turkey and all the other food were gone almost as quickly as they appeared. For the Old Gentleman was coming across Fourth avenue toward his bench. Through these checkpoints, the teacher will be able to determine if students need remediation or for the teacher to perform more think aloud to help students with their reading comprehension or strategies to use to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in context. What are some traditions in your family? As students share out their responses and how they arrived at the definitions the teacher can provide corrective feedback.
His hair was whiter and thinner than it had been last year, and he seemed to make more use of his big, knobby cane with the crooked handle. An example has been provided for you. He did not know that it was because the Old Gentleman was wishing that he had a son. He was dressed all in black. Make sure students understand that they will not be reading their written response verbatim, but they can refer to it during the discussion. His legs did not seem as strong as they had seemed the year before, but he moved, straight and proud, to Stuffy and toward the tradition that he was building. Doc: Well, hello to you, too, Chilly.
Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen There is one day that is ours. The fine snow almost sizzled when it fell upon his perspiring brow. Ask students: Why might he be proud of this fact, especially if many do not know the history behind it? For every time he had done so things had happened to him--Charles Dickensy things that swelled his waistcoat above his heart, and equally on the other side. The Old Gentleman seems self-consciously obsessed with establishing and preserving a Thanksgiving tradition. The teacher can also use the teacher handout to discuss other aspects of the story's final pages. Always before they had been music in Stuffy's ears.
Discuss with students: The narrator seems to take pride in the fact that this holiday is an American holiday. It belonged to this kind Old Gentleman. Stuffy Pete took his seat on the third bench to the right as you enter Union Square from the east, at the walk opposite the fountain. Stuffy Pete looked up at him for a half minute, stewing and helpless in his own self-pity. They made his heart feel full of joy—and they filled another part of him, too.
In the summer he lived in a farmhouse in the New Jersey hills, and sat in a wicker armchair, speaking of a rare butterfly that he hoped to find some day. It showed, at least, that a Custom was not impossible to New Y—ahem! And then you really won't be able to take of the toys. And the way the characters all work so hard to establish a tradition is charming. Ask students: Why might he be proud of this fact, especially if many do not know the history behind it? You can ask two of your classmates to take the roles of the characters. Every Thanksgiving Day for nine years the Old Gentleman had come there and found Stuffy Pete on his bench. See one here that wielded only weapons of iron, badly silvered, and tin.
Did he not eat because he was enjoying watching Pete enjoy his meal? For that blessing along this day of thanksgiving is well proclaimed to each of us. Stuffy had always wondered why the Old Gentleman seemed sad as he spoke. But to-day Stuffy Pete's appearance at the annual trysting place seemed to have been rather the result of habit than of the yearly hunger which, as the philanthropists seem to think, afflicts the poor at such extended intervals. So we have turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, if we have enough money to buy turkey. These were the Old Gentleman's occupations.
You continue to move in health about the beautiful world. Around the first corner Stuffy turned, and stood for one minute. The Old Gentleman moved, straight and stately, toward the Institution that he was rearing. Then the rest of the students can naturally participate and propel the conversation by clarifying, verifying, or challenging ideas presented by their peers. If not, how might you account for them? And now here is the story to prove to you that we have old traditions in this new country. After reading the paragraph aloud, go back through the paragraph and help students make sense of the opening lines of the story.
The big city east of the cranberry bogs has made Thanksgiving Day an institution. . For example: Does Stuffy Pete receive his gift well? Change the form of the word if necessary. Help students to see we have a mock-serious tone. Every Thanksgiving Day for nine years he had found Stuffy there, and had led him to a restaurant and watched him eat a big dinner.
Find as many similarities and differences as you can and write them in the chart below. Yes, a day of celebration, exclusively American. The Old Gentleman was thin and tall and sixty. That is because we are so young and full of life. The Old Gentleman was a staunch American patriot, and considered himself a pioneer in American tradition. Students will practice using various strategies to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in context.