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.
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.
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Objective: Create a spider map that defines and illustrates new vocabulary in Anne of Green Gables.
Requirements: Must have 3 terms, correct definitions or descriptions, and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.
Grade Level 4-6
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary BoardsCommon Core Standards
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| Proficient |
| Emerging |
| Beginning |
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.