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Activity Overview

Starting a unit or lesson with the key vocabulary terms and allusions aids in overall comprehension and retention. Since Anne of Green Gables was written in the early 1900s, some of the words used may be strange to students. In this activity, students will create a storyboard that defines and illustrates key vocabulary related to Anne of Green Gables. This is a great activity to do after each chapter, or before reading, so that students can better understand the novel.

Example Vocabulary From Anne of Green Gables

repute: look on as or consider

decorum: propriety in manners and conduct

gauntlet: a severe or trying experience

sorrel: of a light brownish color

placidly: in a quiet and tranquil manner

deftly: in an agile manner

prim: affectedly dainty or refined

jaunt: make a trip for pleasure

asylum: a shelter from danger or hardship

spry: moving quickly and lightly

qualm: uneasiness about the fitness of an action

uncanny: surpassing the ordinary or normal

discerning: having or revealing keen insight and good judgment

bough: any of the larger branches of a tree

reverie: absent minded dreaming while awake

waif: a homeless child, especially one forsaken or orphaned

reproachful: expressing disapproval, blame, or disappointment

gable: the triangular wall between the sloping ends of a roof

predilection: a strong liking

drudgery: hard, monotonous, routine work

pinion: wing of a bird

elocutionist: a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a spider map that defines and illustrates new vocabulary in Anne of Green Gables.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify the terms you have chosen.
  3. In the description boxes, write the definition or description of the term.
  4. Create an illustration for each term using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.

Requirements: Must have 3 terms, correct definitions or descriptions, and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/9-10/3] Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/9-10/4] Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9-10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/9-10/6] Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

Define and illustrate each of the key terms.
7 Points
4 Points
1 Points
The vocabulary words are correctly defined.
The meaning of the vocabulary words can be understood but it is somewhat unclear.
The vocabulary word is not clearly defined
The storyboard illustrations clearly depict the meaning of the vocabulary words.
The illustrations relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words but it they are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.

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