Presentation on theme: "Vocabulary Workshop Unit 1 Words used in a biographical sketch Words as parts of speech Word connotation/denotation."— Presentation transcript:
Vocabulary Workshop Unit 1 Words used in a biographical sketch Words as parts of speech Word connotation/denotation
Fascinating Rhythm: The Life of George Gershwin hidebound restrictions that school placed on his time and talents...His parents... had a laissez-faire attitude....His first hit was the somewhat ribald......success seemed a done deal, a fait accompli, it allowed him to escape the hierarchy of the music business His music became a bellwether for the dramatic changes in American popular music.
George Gershwin, continued To create an adjunct to his Broadway work, he started writing for the movies....some in Hollywood thought Gershwin too highbrow or too oblivious to the realities of scoring a movie....many became not just fans but proselytes of his music....he had fruitful quasi -partnerships with several others...
George Gershwin, continued... complaining of headaches and other symptoms that left him feeling effete... He collapsed during a concert and lay supine on the floor. [His brother] Ira, grief-stricken, floundered in a morass of self-pity. An American in Paris featured many Gershwin songs and musical vignettes plus an elaborate, chimerical dance sequence created around Gershwin’s symphonic tone poem.
1 st Seven Words adjunct bellwether Seven of you have caterwaul received a card with chimerical the definition, effete pronunciation, and fait accompli “Example hidebound sentence.”
Assignment #1 When you receive a vocabulary card, you are responsible for: teaching the part of speech teaching the definition to the class learning to pronounce the word and teaching it finding an illustration to help us remember the word finding a partner to help you, if desired All this should be on a document or power point that you create and send to my inbox or
Example expound( verb, transitive or intransitive ) to explain in detail (ek spa ů nd ’ ) The students listened attentively as their physics teacher expounded upon the new theory.
2 nd list of seven words hierarchy laissez-faire liturgy morass noisome oblivious poltroon
3rd list of six words proselyte quasi raillery ribald supine vignette