Graphic Organiser 1: Making Connections Target Word Depression Context These are statements expressed by teenagers who went through a period of depression. I would probably find this word in these contexts (places, events, people, situations) Events and People: teenage life, working environment, examination, stress I’ll remember this word by connecting it to the suicidal cases that happened in our society.
Emotion – a feeling of sadness that makes you think there is no hope for the future. Happiness Despair is not is Condition – a medical condition that makes you so unhappy and anxious you cannot live a normal life. Depression Pleasure is not is is is not Period – a long period during which there is very little business activity and lots of people do not have jobs. Contentment is example example example Drastic change in eating and sleeping patterns. Uncontrollable crying Suicidal thoughts nonexample nonexample nonexample Engaging in healthy activities Talking and sharing problems Interested in social activities
Rationale: Making Connections: The meanings of the word ‘Depression’ are clearly explained in this graphic organizer. It is related to students’ teenage life. Students also get to connect the word with their experience, which makes this word meaningful to them. Word In Context: Students can understand the word by connecting it to the antonyms and synonyms. They will have a clear picture of the concept of the word by showing the examples and nonexamples.