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What is Boasting?
Class discussion

Do students know what “boasting” means? Ask for synonyms, such as bragging. Ask students how they feel when they hear someone boasting. Do they feel uncomfortable or ashamed that they are not as good as the person who is bragging? Do they feel angry or challenged? Captain Dacres boasted. What happened to him? What reasons can students provide why boasting might not be a good thing to do?

“Younger students especially liked to reenact the battle scenes with Guerriere and the impressment of sailors.”

Janet Bobar, reading specialist grades 1-8
Huachuca City School
Huachuca City, AZ



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