Chapter One: Hunger and cold take their Toll
Activity 1 – Vocabulary
- New Words (Handout 1)
Learners guess the meaning of the bolded word in the sentences given. Then they look each word up in a dictionary and write the best definition down. Learners then write a sentence for each word.
- Tricky Words (Handout 2)
Often we think of homonyms as words that sound the same but have a different meaning and spelling. Homonyms can also be words that sound the same and are spelled the same but have different meanings. For example: bank can be both a place where you keep your money and a place on the river shore. Learners write definitions for several homonyms from Chapter 1 on Handout 2.
- Word Search (Handout 3)
Learners practice words from Chapter 1 by doing the word search.
Activity 2 – Language Skills
- Nouns (Handout 4)
Learners underline the nouns in the sentences. There is more than one noun in each sentence. Learners also categorize nouns into person, place or thing.
- Adjectives (Handout 5)
Learners write a descriptive word to describe each noun. They also write adjectives to describe different nouns and then write a sentence.
Activity 3 – Chapter Questions
Learners answer comprehension questions from the chapter on Handout 6.