Learning, understanding and using new words in context.
Students will understand and comprehend new words prepresented in vignette. Students will become knowledgeable of different behavior patterns.
MATERIALS: Xeroxed copies of short vignette, pens, journals, words to be defined on chalkboard, and chalk.
Teacher will explain to class that they will be reading something different today. Teacher will present new vocabulary from the chalkboard and use each word in context. Then pass out the short xeroxed copy of vignette to be read silently, then orally. After reading selection, teacher will ask specific comprehension questions such as:
1. What is a soft gutteral?
2. Who can make one?
3. What does tendency to trot and gallop mean?
4. What does obstinate mean?
5. Have you ever been obstinate? When?
6. Mechanical grasping means _____.
7. What year do you think the boy was found?
8. Do you think this really happened?
These questions can lead to a lively discussion about behavior, manners,and the dignity of man.