Monday July 25, 2011 Southside ABE - ELL 4 Agenda and Goals
Our goals for tonight: We will write in our journals about what makes us laugh. We will discuss the phrase “laughter is the best medicine”. We will learn and discuss new vocabulary words about medicine. We will read a prescription label and an article about “The Best Medicine” for information. We will take a spelling pre-test for Unit 6.
Journal Writing What makes you laugh? I laugh when________ because__________. How do you feel when you laugh? When I laugh, I feel_______________ because_______________________. Is laughing important? Why or why not? I think laughing____important because_______.
Table discussion With the people at your table, talk about what you wrote in your journals about laughing. Share: What makes you laugh? How do you feel when you laugh? Is laughing important? Why or why not? Then, talk about this phrase: “Laughter is the best medicine.”
Lesson 5 Vocabulary Work with a partner to look up two of the vocabulary words in the dictionary. Then, we will share the meaning of the words with the class. •medicine •pharmacy •drug •refills •generic •dosage •side effect •warning •quantity •vitamins •prescription •over-the-counter •expiration
Reading for information Page 112 Get ready to read. What kinds of medication do people take most often?
Read, Listen and Discuss What are some questions you should ask before taking a new medication? What kind of information is usually on a prescription label? What are three ways of being sure you are using medication safely?
Word Study: the prefix re- Add re- to the beginning of some verbs to mean do the action again. fill --> refill The pharmacist refilled my prescription last month. I took all of the pills, so the pharmacist will refill the prescription again this month. Other Examples: print --> reprint read --> reread use --> reuse write --> rewrite
Prescription Questions Let’s write a list of questions you could ask about a prescription: -Think about what you need to know so you can take your medication safely. Does this medicine make you tired?
What is “The Best Medicine”? You will get an article called “The Best Medicine” that says: Pair A -OR- Pair B Find a partner that is the same letter as you: A or B. Read the article together Answer Questions for Pair A or Pair B together Then, find a new partner that is the opposite letter. (If I am Pair A, I will find a partner that has Pair B.) Share your answers to the questions with your new partner, and have your partner share his/her answers with you. Write your partner’s answers down on your paper.