Ashley Tisdale Actor Born: 2 July 1985 Birthplace: New Jersey Best known as: Maddie on Disney's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Ashley Tisdale is a Disney Channel star, known to viewers as Maddie on the Sprouse brothers' series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and the supersnob Sharpay in the movie High School Musical (2006, with Vanessa Anne Hudgens and Corbin Bleu). Tisdale has been performing most of her life, including stints on stage in the early 1990s. Her screen career began with occasional appearances on television. After years of guest roles, she earned recurring roles in 2002 on The Hughleys and in 2003 on Still Standing before being cast for Zack and Cody. Part of a Disney stable that includes Zac Efron and Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Tisdale has performed in a number of Disney productions as host, actress and singer. In 2006 she signed joined the national tour of the stage presentation of High School Musical, and she starred again in the 2007 movie sequel, High School Musical 2. Her debut solo album, Headstrong, was released in 2007. INSTRUCTIONS: Read the biography and make your own biography. You can mention your parent´s name, your age, your own description, eveything you want to say about you. You may use dictionary. Be careful with the spelling. Good luck, dear. Malena Origin of the Teddy Bear Source: The U.S. Navy In November 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt and some of his friends went on a hunting trip to Mississippi. After hours of searching, Roosevelt and his group had not come across any wild animals. Finally, the group did track down and surrounded a helpless bear. One of the guides asked the president to shoot the bear so he could win a hunting trophy. The president refused, and news reporters throughout the country spread the story of Roosevelt's kind act. Not long after this took place, a famous cartoonist named Clifford Berryman drew a cartoon based on Roosevelt 's rescue of the bear. When a store owner in Brooklyn saw the cartoon, he decided to make toy bears to sell in his shop. He asked president Roosevelt for permission to use the name “"Teddy's Bear"” for his toys, as a reminder of the bear Roosevelt had set free. Nowadays, everyone knows these toys as Teddy Bears, but few people know that they were named after President Theodore “"Teddy"” Roosevelt. INSTRUCTIONS: Read and underline the VERBS IN RED, ADJECTIVES IN BLUE and NOUNS IN YELLOW. (Remember that verbs are actions, nouns are things, people or animals and adjectives are descriptions). Write the most important ideas of the reading (at least 4) in your Composition Section of the English Notebook.