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E10 dec6 2010


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E10 dec6 2010

  1. 1. December 6, 2010<br />Reading: Unfamiliar Words<br />Short Stories: “The Tell-Tale Heart”<br />
  2. 2. Dealing with Unfamiliar Words<br />All readers come across unfamiliar words when they read<br />On first reading, if you understand the “gist” of what is being said, then try to guess the meaning of unfamiliar words from the context (the words around them).<br />On second reading, highlight important points, make notes, and look up unfamiliar words<br />
  3. 3. Unfamiliar Words - Examples<br />As we passed the rotting garbage, we tried covering our noses to keep out the vilestench.<br />Vile (adj.) = terrible, really bad (evil)<br />Stench (n.)= bad smell<br />When his father asked, “And where do you think you’re going?” the teenager looked back at him sullenly.<br />Sullen (adj.)= resentful, unsociable, sulky<br />Sullenly (adv.)<br />
  4. 4. Unfamiliar Words (Cont’d.)<br />You can also figure out meaning by looking “inside” the word<br />Look for familiar prefixes, suffixes, and roots<br />Prefix: a word part (affix) added to the beginning of a root word to create a new meaning<br />Suffix: an affix added to the end of a root word to create a new meaning<br />Root: the basic form of the word<br />
  5. 5. Unfamiliar Words - Example<br />indeterminate (adj.)<br />in = prefix that makes the root negative<br />determine = root that means “to find facts about something”<br />So, “indeterminate” probably means <br />“impossible to know or find out”<br />The store is closed for an indeterminate period.<br />Haitians have an indeterminate future.<br />
  6. 6. Unfamiliar Words - Example<br />Naysayer (n.)<br />nay = prefix, negative, usually means “no”<br />Say = root, means to speak something<br />er= suffix, shows someone who does something<br />So, a “naysayer” is a person who . . . <br />. . . says no to something; in other words, he or she speaks against something<br />
  7. 7. Handout, Exercise 8.1<br />Use context and word form to help figure out the meaning of the underlined word.<br />It was serendipity (n.) that I came across that article. I wasn’t even thinking of my research project when I found it, but it has just what I need. <br />= lucky, happy coindence<br />
  8. 8. Answers, Exercise 8.1<br />2. in conflict<br />3. on-time<br />4. awkward, difficult<br />5. generosity, unselfishness<br />6. shortened<br />7. hungry, starving<br />8. integrated, blended, merged<br />9. skilled movement<br />10. strengthen<br />
  9. 9. Handout, Exercise 8.2 <br />Use context and word form to help figure out the meaning of the underlined word.<br />She thought that adults would behave better, but this class was as obstreperous as a bunch of preschoolers.<br />well-motivated and on-task<br />noisy and difficult to control<br />bored and sleepy<br />
  10. 10. Answers, Exercise 8.2 <br />2. c) without energy or enthusiasm<br />3. a) everywhere<br />4. b) abandoned, not cared for<br />5. c) convincing<br />6. a) depressed<br />7. a) spit<br />8. c) talkative<br />9. a) too ready to believe things<br />10. b) not regular, not dependable<br />11. c) person who started something<br />12. b) loud<br />
  11. 11. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />Before Reading<br />Short story – fiction<br />What does the title suggest to you?<br />What does “Tell-Tale” mean?<br />revealing, giving a signal or clue<br />We say “there was a tell-tale sign”<br />How might a heart be revealing?<br />Author: Edgar Allan Poe<br />American, <br />lived in the 1800s, <br />known for writing “dark” stories and poems<br />
  12. 12. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />After Reading<br />Briefly: Think about the title again. How does it relate to the story?<br />Whose heart does it refer to?<br />How does it reveal, give a signal, give a clue?<br />
  13. 13. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />In-class Activity /10<br />NO DICTIONARIES ALLOWED!!!<br />1. complete the following questions on the handout:<br />Understanding the Words in the Story (Multiple Choice) /5<br />Check-up (Multiple Choice) /5<br />2. Refer to the Story to help you answer the questions.<br />We will go over the answers together. Each question is worth half a mark (.5).<br />
  14. 14. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />Marking the In-class Activity<br />Pass your work to the front of the room. I will redistribute the papers so you are marking a classmate’s work.<br />Each question is worth half a mark (.5).<br />Mark your classmates work honestly. It is not worth a lot of marks but will help me and you to know more about each student’s reading skills.<br />Hand the marked work back to your classmate so they can see their score. Then hand it back to me.<br />
  15. 15. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />Understanding the Words in the Story (Multiple Choice)<br />acute (adj.)<br />b. sharp<br />2. conceived (v.)<br />imagined<br />3. thrust (v.)<br />b. poked (peeked, pushed)<br />vexed (v.)<br />b. irritated (annoyed)<br />profound (adj.)<br />b. highly intelligent<br />
  16. 16. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />6. stifled (v.)<br />a. smothered <br />7. awe (n.)<br />c. wonder and fear<br />8. well up (v. – phrasal verb)<br />come OR c. rise<br />9. distracted (v.)<br />c. frightened<br />10. causeless (adj.)<br />b. unfounded (without foundation, reason or cause)<br />
  17. 17. The Tell-Tale Heart<br />Check-up (Multiple Choice)<br />1. c. hearing<br />2. b. nervous<br />3. c. to get rid of an obsession<br />4. a. cleverness<br />5. b. fury<br />6. c. the beating of a human heart<br />7. a. the old man’s room<br />8. a. loud shriek<br />9. c. completely confident<br />10. c. hypocrisy<br />
  18. 18. Homework<br />For Wednesday<br />Re-read “The Tell-Tale Heart” again on your own, paying attention to the character and key events. Now, you may use a dictionary to aid your understanding. Be prepared to discuss the story in more detail on Wednesday.<br />For Monday<br />Write a paragraph for the words from “The Tell-Tale Heart: Understanding the Story,” p. 144-145<br />(The underlined words in the short story)<br />Due Monday, Dec. 13th/10 marks<br />Make sure your sentences<br />use the correct form of the word, and<br />that they show the meaning of the word (as used in the story.<br />