Just Words history of written english 9.19.11


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Just Words class lesson, also posted to our classblog http://digitalanthology.blogspot.com - Maria Angala, NBCT (Jefferson Academy, Washington DC)

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  • You will learn more about words than most people know and this will help you read more efficiently. I will read you a short passage about the history of writing systems, and then we will talk about it. Ready? PRIDE Position!
  • It takes a lot of memory to learn many logograms! We will learn more of the history of the English language in the next class. You will learn how English uses sounds rather than logograms to read and write thousands of words.
  • Just Words history of written english 9.19.11

    1. 1. Just Words<br />Ms. Angala<br />Jefferson Academy<br />Int’l Baccalaureate MS<br />
    2. 2. FIRST FIVE!<br />1. Come in quietly and take your seat<br />2. Place materials on desk<br />3. Take out HW assignment<br />4. Write down HW assignment in agenda book<br />5. Begin “Do Now” <br />
    3. 3. DO NOW! (3 min)<br /><ul><li>1. Look around the room and draw a symbol that you see which you think is important. Use the entire page of the paper and the marker on your desk.
    4. 4. 2. What is the meaning of the symbol and why is it important?
    5. 5. 3. Be ready to share your answers.</li></li></ul><li>OBJECTIVES:<br />By the end of the lesson, SWBAT:<br />tell what Just Words class is about and justify the importance of it.<br />Illustrate and explain the history of written English using pictures (logogram)<br />
    6. 6. What is Just Words?<br />Just Words – the art or study of correct spelling of words in English.<br />this will help you read more efficiently<br />
    7. 7. I DO:<br />Please stay in PRIDE Position as Ms. Angala reads to you:<br />“About Written English”<br />
    8. 8. WE DO: (15min)<br />Let’s have a review of the passage that I just read to you!<br />Follow along with the pictures that you have on your desk as we do a recap.<br />Copy the underlined words inside the box of your illustrations page.<br />
    9. 9. Every human community has a language or a way to speak to each other with understanding.<br />
    10. 10. Most human communities also have a way to transfer words that are spoken, to words that are written down. When you write words, you capture them. The exact words can be revisited again and again. They can also be passed along to others.<br />
    11. 11. Humans didn’t always have writing systems. The first systems began thousands of years ago. Some people think that the oldest example of writing was found on a tortoise shell from 6,600 B.C. or more than 8,000 years ago.<br />
    12. 12. The tortoise shell had picture symbols etched onto it. The pictures were drawn to represent spoken words.<br />
    13. 13. The oldest forms of writing that are based on pictures are called logographic writing systems. A logogram is a single written symbol which represents a complete word or idea. If you have ever seen a peace sign, you have seen a logogram.<br />
    14. 14. Today, the Chinese writing system uses many logograms. College-level students who write with Chinese writing use up to 6,000 logograms! <br />
    15. 15. YOU DO! (3min)<br />1. Pair up with your buddy.<br />2. Retell the story using the illustrations you have to your partner. <br />3. Get your Student Challenge Book inside the accordion folder.<br />4. Add drawings to the first 3 boxes on the Brief History of English Language page.<br />
    16. 16. Create your own logograms! (10min)<br />1. Make a logogram on the back of the card that you will receive.<br />2. Keep it simple with a few lines.<br />3. Show your word and the symbol to the class.<br />4. Let’s make sentences as a class using your symbols!<br />
    17. 17. Quick Check: (3min)<br />What is Just Words; why is it important? – 3 Trojan bucks!<br />Using pictures, who can retell the History of Written Language? - 3 Trojan bucks!<br />
    18. 18. Did we meet the OBJECTIVES?<br />By the end of the lesson, SWBAT:<br />tell what Just Words class is about and justify the importance of it.<br />Illustrate and explain the history of written English using pictures (logogram)<br />
    19. 19. YOU ROCK!!<br />3 Rockin’ stomps in three…<br />1-2-3!!<br />
    20. 20. LAST FIVE!<br />1. Homework in homework folder<br />2. Notes in folders<br />3. Materials put away<br />4. Clean desk and area<br />5. Line up when instructed<br />