Sparky Earl Nightingale
An Essay • An essay is a short work in which the writer explains his or her opinions. The writer may also share a message about life. In “Sparky,” the writer shares his thoughts about a loser who became a winner.
Building Background Sparky was the creator of the comic strip “Peanuts”. The main character is Charlie Brown. See what Sparky and Charlie Brown have in common.
Words to Know • Submitted- present for approval • Rejection- the act of being refused
About Sparky • http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/schulz.htm • Timeline • http://www.madore.org/~david/misc/peanuts.html
Quiz Word Bank Charlie Brown autobiography loser success • 1. Throughout grade school and high school, Sparky was considered a ______. • 2. Sparky finally gained _______ when he created the “Peanuts” comic strip. • 3. The comic strip was Sparky’s ______ in cartoons. • 4. The cartoon character_______ was based on Sparky’s childhood self.