"Shooting an Elephant" Vocabulary

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Vocabulary in "Shooting An Elephant"

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Another great way to engage your students is through the creation of storyboards that use vocabulary from “Shooting An Elephant”. Here is a list of a few vocabulary words commonly taught with the story, and an example of a visual vocabulary board.


“Shooting An Elephant” Vocabulary

  • imperialism
  • bazaar
  • despotic
  • mahout
  • labyrinth
  • coolie
  • miry
  • garish
  • sahib
  • betel
  • Raj
  • supplant


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Student Instructions

Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in “Shooting An Elephant” by creating visualizations.


  1. Choose three vocabulary words from the story and type them in the title boxes.
  2. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
  3. Write a sentence that uses the vocabulary word.
  4. Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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