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1. In a literary encyclopedia or dictionary look up the definition of a "Georgic." Apply the concept to The Winter Room.

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2. Look up the definition of "pastoral" in a literary encyclopedia or reference work. Apply the concept to The Winter Room.

3. From Jim Trelease's Reading Aloud Handbook or a similar guide, get some advice on techniques of reading aloud effectively. Choose one of Uncle David's stories and prepare it for oral presentation.

4. The story ends with Eldon summarizing a new, enthralling Uncle David story. Write that story as you think Uncle David would tell it.

5. In a literary dictionary or encyclopedia look up the definition of a "legend." Apply the concept to David's story of "Orud the Terrible."

6. In the same source look up the definition of a "tall tale." Apply the concept to "Crazy Alen."

7. Write a description of a season as it happens in a certain environment: the city, the suburbs, a park. Write the description, imitating Paulsen's style.

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