Chapter 1: The Classroom LSW: Vocabulary Development Spring 2009 Shoup Weekly Objectives • learn 10 new words – spelling – pronunciation – meaning (s) – how to use them • read, write, listen, and speak in English to learn new words Vocabulary Log #1 • Due next Tuesday • It would be a good idea to complete this throughout the week (a couple a day). • Study it over the weekend for your quiz on Tuesday • See the format at the end of your syllabus. • Do not put other information/notes in your vocabulary log. (Only the 10 words) • Use the word list on page 15 and the text on page 10 to complete your log Vocabulary in Conversation • Practice each conversation with your partner. • Write: – the word – positive/negative/neutral – part of speech A: Did you see the syllabus for our vocabulary class? B: Yeah. It’s really long! A: I know. It has a lot of information about what we’re going to study. A: You look so tired! B: I know. I haven’t gotten much sleep this week because my new neighbor plays his music so loud at night. He’s the bane of my health! A: You should call the police next time. A: What kind of bag do you want to buy? B: I need something durable. My last two bags have broken because they were too weak. A: Hey, look at this one. It looks really strong. B: That’s perfect. A: So, officer, what do you think happened? B: Well, the bloody finger prints indicate that the man was murdered. I don’t think this was an accident. A: We better call the detective. A: What’s on the test on Tuesday? B: Well, I think it’s comprised of sentences that test our knowledge of the new words. A: I better study this weekend. A: How is your new biology class? B: The professor is great, but there is so much new terminology to learn. A: You should make flashcards to learn all those new words. A: Why can’t we buy any cookies, mom? B: Well, I want our family to be healthy, and cookies will undermine our goals. A: So, what can eat for dessert? B: How about a fruit salad? A: How’s your new class? B: Great! My students are such zealous learners. They’re really excited to learn new things. A: That must be nice. My students are too apathetic. They’re not interested in learning anything. A: Why can’t you do your work faster? B: Well, your constant berating doesn’t help. All of the criticism makes me feel like I can’t do anything. A: I’m sorry. I’ll try to encourage you more. Study Skills Syllabus • Read page 10. • Notice the 10 words in bold while reading. • NO DICTIONARIES WHILE READING!! – If you don’t know a word, underline it, and you can look it up later (or ask the teacher what it means). Reading Comprehension • Discuss with your partner: – Who is the teacher? – What books do the students need to buy? – How many absences are students allowed to have? – When is the midterm exam? – How much is the final exam worth? – This is the first page of the syllabus. What information is in the rest of the syllabus? Chapter 1 Words • syllabus • terminology • bane • undermine • durable • zealous • indicates • apathy • comprised • berate please repeat Chapter 1 Words • syll a bus • ter mi nol o gy • bane • un der mine • dur a ble • zeal ous • in di cate • a pa thy • com prise • be rate please repeat Page 11: Meaning From Context (NO DICTIONARIES!) • Set one: 1. an outline – match the word with the 2. something that ruins definition based on the or spoils context – read the sentence again 3. lasting from page 10 4. to be a sign of – read the sentences 5. composed of before and after to find meaning Page 11: Meaning From Context (NO DICTIONARIES!) • Set two: 1. the study of terms for – match the word with the particular subjects definition based on the 2. to weaken or damage context – read the sentence again 3. enthusiastic from page 10 4. lack of interest – read the sentences 5. to criticize before and after to find meaning What is a synonym? • a word or phrase that has a similar (same) meaning Example: hot Match the words to their synonyms Synonyms: warm, with your partner. boiling, steamy, burning, fiery page 11 Let’s Check 1. terms 2. irritation 3. form 4. outline 5. reveal What is an antonym? • a word that means the opposite Examples: Match the words to their antonyms hot – cold with your partner. big – small nice - mean page 12 Let’s Check 1. strengthen 2. temporary 3. praise 4. enthusiasm 5. bored Close your books… • Look at the picture, word, or sentence and figure out the vocabulary word • Don’t yell out the word. Give everyone a chance to think. Then we will check together. you can use the poster zealous berate YOU ARE SO STUPID!!! undermined • My mom said I couldn’t go to the party. So, I asked my dad. He said I could go. He _______________ my mom’s authority. syllabus terminology comprise bane Fast food is the ____________ of my diet. I can’t resist it! apathy durable This bag is This bag ________. is not. indicate a sign Independent Practice • page 12 • #2 • Circle the correct word to complete each sentence • No dictionaries! (Use your notes and page 11) Let’s Check… 1. durable 2. comprised 3. syllabus 4. undermine 5. zealous 6. terminology 7. indicate 8. bane 9. berate 10. apathy Independent Practice • No Dictionaries • No Notes • See if you know the words • page 13 • #3 • Complete each sentence with the correct word Let’s Check… 1. apathy 2. syllabus 3. berate 4. indicate 5. terminology 6. comprised 7. zealous 8. durable 9. undermine 10. bane Ask your partner… • What could a durable notebook be made of? • How can you indicate your interest in a class to your teacher? • What are two items usually included on a class syllabus? • How can you undermine your study habits? • What should you do instead of berate yourself if you fail a test? Now switch… • What are two subjects that you are most zealous about? • What activities comprise your average day? • What are two causes that can contribute to student apathy? • What has been a bane to your schooling experience? • What three subjects have a lot of specialized terminology? Your Own Sentences • With a partner – write 10 sentences in your own words. • Write one sentence for each new word. • You can use your notes, the book, and a dictionary if you want. • Be sure to use it in the correct way (part of speech) Class Flashcards - Partners part of speech word definition (from page 15) side 1 side 2 Word Forms – use your dictionary Noun Verb Adjective X durable indicate X comprise X zealous apathy X berate X Context Clues Mini-Lesson • Silently read “Word Wise” on page 13 • Notice the underlined words. • See if you can find the synonym in the text. (It’s near each word) • No dictionaries!!! Let’s Check… 1. affable = friendly 2. chastise = scolding (to scold) 3. compliant = obedient 4. elation = joy Dictation • Close your books. • Put away your notes. • On a sheet of paper, write 1 – 10. • The teacher will say one of the words. • You write it. • See if you can remember the spelling. Spelling Bee • Everyone stand up. • The teacher will draw a word out of the bag. • You will spell the word out loud. • You get one chance per word (you can’t start over) • No notes. • If you make a mistake, you have to sit down. • The last one standing wins. Tic-Tac-Toe: Definitions/Synonyms • Get into 2 teams • Choose a word from the game board • Say the definition or a synonym • No books, notes, or dictionaries. • Your team can help you. • You only get one guess. If it’s wrong, the other team gets a chance to steal the points.
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