Nick Allen was a student at Lincoln Elementary School, who always had a lot of interesting and special ideas in his brain and always could make them work out at school. One day, when he did his report about a dictionary at his language art class. He got a very special idea. He created a new word and made his classmatges to use the word in their daily lives. Mrs. Granger, Nick’s language art teacher, prevented her students using the new word by giving them a punishment after school which finally cause a big chaos. At the same time, the whole town knew the new word’s issue because of a journalist’s report, and even the whole country did. It became a war between Nick and Mrs. Granger. Would the new word be accepted? A merchant made some sorts of products with the word on it and they were very popular. More and more people used it. After the fad was faded, the word was still used. When Nick was a senior at college. He received a special package and a letter. He knew what really happened at his fifth grade at the elementary school and how Mrs. Granger helped his sudden idea become brilliant. The whole issue was affected by Mrs. Granger’s plan. It’s her who made him an outstanding student.
一、 If you were Mrs. Granger, what would you do to deal with the new word Nick created?
二、 If you were Miss Deaver, Nick’s teacher in his 3rd grade, would you think your students very creative? Why or why not? 三、Do you think it’s meaningful to create a new word without any reason and the word is used as the old one which has a long history? "