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Should Ellen Become a Spy for the Patriots?

Students will write a paragraph with a topic sentence, several sentences providing evidence and analysis, and a concluding sentence on why or why shouldn’t Ellen become a spy.

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  1. If I were in Ellen Toliver’s shoes I would be a spy. First of all, if Ellen was a spy and delivered the information to the Patriots, they could win the land they lost and the prisoners would be free, Ezra, would be free. With Ezra free Ellen’s family and Ezra would be together again. My second reason is that General Washington’s army would British’s secrets. With those secrets Washington’s army could launch supprise
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  2. Alan says:
    February 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm
    If I were in Ellen Toliver’s shoes I would be a spy. First of all, if Ellen was a spy and delivered the information to the Patriots, they could win the land they lost and the prisoners would be free, Ezra, would be free. With Ezra free Ellen’s family and Ezra would be together again. My second reason is that General Washington’s army would British’s secrets. With those secrets Washington’s army could launch supprise attacks against the Red Coats. With Ellen being a spy, she might help Washington’s army win the war. If the Patriots win the war the colonies would be independent. I think Ellen should be a spy.

  3. Ellen should be a spy. If Ellen becomes a spy she could find out information about the British. And if she gives that information to Washington he could use that information in the war and win. If Washington’s army wins Ezra could get out of jail. If Ezra gets out of jail he will have a better chance at living and Ellen her grandpa an her mom will get to see him again. Ellen should become a spy because she could help her grandpa out and Ezra and Washington.

  4.      Ellen shouldn’t be a spy.First, grandpa and Mr.shannon can get hung because ellen is being a spy.If grandpa and Mr.shannon get hang they can die.Secondly, the redcoats might treat ellen roughly if they found out that ellen is sending a message.If they found out then they will hurt ellen. Lastly, Ellen can become prisoner then she will have to be in a jail.It is dangerous for Ellen to be a spy. Ellen shouldn’t be a spy.First, grandpa and Mr.shannon can get hung because ellen is being a spy.If grandpa and Mr.shannon get hang they can die.Secondly, the redcoats might treat ellen roughly if they found out that ellen is sending a message.If they found out then they will hurt ellen. Lastly, Ellen can become prisoner then she will have to be in a jail.It is dangerous for Ellen to be a spy.

  5.      Ellen shouldn’t be a spy.First, grandpa and Mr.shannon can get hung because ellen is being a spy. If grandpa and Mr.shannon get hang they can die. Secondly, the redcoats might treat ellen roughly if they found out that ellen is sending a message. If they found out then they will hurt ellen. Lastly, Ellen can become prisoner then she will have to be in a jail. It is dangerous for Ellen to be a spy. Ellen shouldn’t be a spy. First, grandpa and Mr.shannon can get hung because ellen is being a spy. If grandpa and Mr.shannon get hang they can die. Secondly, the redcoats might treat ellen roughly if they found out that ellen is sending a message. If they found out then they will hurt ellen. Lastly, Ellen can become prisoner then she will have to be in a jail. It is dangerous for Ellen to be a spy.

  6. Ellen should be a spy. When Ellen delivers the message to a diffrent message and when it finally reacher Washington. Washington will wind the weakness of the British. So Washington can defeat the British with ease. Once thewar is over. Ezra can live with Ellen,Mother, and Uncle. Ellen would also be like a hero. Her Family would worship and be proud of Ellen. This is why Ellen should be a spy.

  7. Ellen should not be a spy. First,ellen can be hung. Ellen going to be hung at a young age. Ellen mom going to be worried. Ellen mom is going to be worried and stress because what if something happen to ellen. Ellen is scare to send the message. Ellen is scare to send the message because she still young. Ellen is scare to send the message because it dangerous for her. It’s not good for ellen to be a spy.

  8. Ellen should a spy so General Washington can win the war,end the feud between the British and the Patriots,and finish the battle. If Ellen delivers the bread to Mr.Shannon there are many benifits that can help. If the bread has all the information they need to win the British will lose and everyone can get their idependence and freedom back. She can also help end the feud by the bread cause it can have important information for Washington. The bread could have enough tips for the Patriots to end the feud and Ezra can go home to his family. The bread may help Washington’s army win the battle. The effect of that is the prisoners will be free from the British. She should be a spy so Washington can find a way to defeat them,finish the war,and end the battle between the Colonists and Redcoats.

  9. Ellen shouldn’t be a spy.It would be dangerous.She could be hang if they find out she is a spy.They could find out that she is a girl.Then Mr.Shannon could get hung and grandpa probably Ellen.Ellen’s mom mom would be worried.Ellen’s mom dosen’t want her to send the message.My opinion is that Ellen shouldn’t be a spy.

  10.     Ellen toliver should not be a spy.If ellen is a spy she might mess up.If ellen mess’s up her grandfather and mr.shannon will be hung.If ellen is a spy something might happen to her.When ellen try’s to take the message to mr.shannon she could lose it or she might get lost and never find her way back.If ellen should be a spy something will happen.

  11. Ellen should be a spy and give the package to Mr. Shannon. If she delivers the package, Washington’s army would read the message, and when they do, they would know all the secrets or the weakness of the British. Washington might also win the war. Then if he does win the war he might set the prisoners free. Including Ezra. In my opinion Ellen should be a spy and deliver the package to Mr.Shannon.

  12. Ellens choice to be a hero and help in with war efforts could come cost her own life its doing the right thing ,helping your self and other kind of people.

  13. Ellen should not be a spy.Here is a reason Ellen may get hurt or die.The red coats might find out that Ellen is a girl, they might treat her diffinet beacuesshe is pertending that she is a boy.If Ellen dosnt givethe bread to Mr. shannon.Ellens grandfather and Mr.shannon may get hurt or die.
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  14. Ellen should be a spy because everyone is relying on her. One reason Ellen should be a spy is because if she doesn’t deliver the message Washington won’t figure out the Redcoats’ plans and secrets. Washington will lose the war. Another reason Ellen should be a spy is because if she delivers the message safely Ezra and other slaves will be set free. Ellen and her mother would be happy
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  15. Ellen should be a spy. If ellen sent the message to genral washington they would win the war. If washington’s army won the war the prisoners would be set free and ezra would be reunited with his family. New York city would be freed from the british redcoats. This is why ellen should be an agent.

  16. Ellen should be a spy because she might get hurt. Ellen grandpa and MR.shannon might get hang. the red coats might treat ellen roughly . And ellen might because a prisoner.Mr.shannon and her grandpa can get killed. They might find out that ellen is a girl. And she can get killed and her mother will up set.ellen should not be a spy because she might get hang

  17. Ellen should not be a spy.Here is a reason, Ellen may get hurt or die.The red coats might find out that Ellen is a girl,they might treat her diffined becuses she is pertending that she is a boy.If Ellen dosnt give the secrete mesege to Mr. Shannon. Ellens grandfather and Mr.Shannon may get hung or hurt.Ellen should not be a spy, becuses her town is couting on her and she might not make it.

  18.     Ellen should be a spy because everyone is relying on her. One reason Ellen should be a spy is because if she doesn’t deliver the message Washington won’t figure out the Red Coats’ plans and secrets. Washington will lose the war. Another reason Ellen should be a spy is because Ezra and other slaves would be freed. Ellen and her mother would be happy that he’s safe. Finally, Ellen should be a spy because no one else can deliver the message. Grandfather’s ankle is sprained, Red Coats are suspicious of his friend, and her mother can’t do it. Ellen should be a spy because everyone is relying on her.

  19. Ellen shouldn’t be a spy because, it’s dangerous. One of the reasons Ellen shouldn’t be a spy is because, if she gets caught, her grandpa, and Mr. Shannon can get hung. If Mr. Shannon,and grandpa get hung they can die. The second reason Ellen shouldn’t be a spy is because, the Redcoats might not be so nice to Ellen. Ellen is a little girl, and not a boy. Lastly, Ellen can become a prisoner. if she becomes a prisoner, she can be killed. Ellen shouldn’t be a spy because, she’s puttting her life in danger.

  20. I think she should be a spy. Because she would overcome her fears. Like with Dicey and the pig that would chase her and mabe she would overcome the fear of the british soldiers. Mabe Washingtons army might win. If General Washingtons army wins then Ellens brother Ezra might be set free. I think she should be a spy because because she has a lot of courage and she might overcome her fears.

  21. Ellen should be a spy because then if ellen dilivers the bread safely then gorge Washington and his solders will win the war. right after that then they can find out weaknesses of the british solder and win the American Revolution war.then Ellen’s grandfather and his solders can win the war with those weaknesses. but there’s one important fact if he Washington’s army wins then all the prisoners will be free. Then ellen should be a spy if there’s no war ezra will be free. thats why ellen should be a spy.

  22.     Ellen should be a spy because if she does be a spy Eiza can be safe and can go home with her. If she be a spy General Washiton can find a way too win the war. General Washiton have a better change in wining the war. Eiza can come home and be safe and Ellen’s mom and Ellen can be happy again. Ellen should be a spy for the partriot.

  23. Ellen shouldn’t be a spy because it is very dangerous and she might be killed. Ellen gets caught , grandpa , and Mr.shannon can get hung.The red coats might not be so nice to ellen.Ellen can become a prisoner.Mr.shannon,grandpa can get hung and die.Ellen is a little kid,and not a boy. She can get killed. Ellen shouldn’t be a spy because she putting her life in danger.

  24. Ellen should be a spy because she would do anything for her grandfather. When ellen gives the note to Mr. Shannon and then to Generl Washingtion they might win the war. When ellen INCOMPLETE

  25. Ellen shouldn’t be a spy cause it is dangerous.and she will probably will get hurt by the redcoat. and the redcoat will probably know about the note that her grandfather gave to give to mr.shannon to the washington army so they can win the war but if the redcoats know about the note then that mean that the redcoat win the war. and there probably dangerous animal there or she is going to get kidnapped and she will meet someone that they don’t know like she will meet a redcoat.

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