a christmas carol by charles dickens dramatized by frederick gaines n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens Dramatized by Frederick Gaines PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens Dramatized by Frederick Gaines

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 12

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens Dramatized by Frederick Gaines - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 315 Views
  • Uploaded on

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens Dramatized by Frederick Gaines. Vocabulary – List #2. Directions. Read each sentence using the vocabulary word. Write what you think the underlined word might mean. Replace your definition in the sentence to see if it makes sense!

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about '“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens Dramatized by Frederick Gaines' - kaili


Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
a christmas carol by charles dickens dramatized by frederick gaines

“A Christmas Carol”by Charles DickensDramatized by Frederick Gaines

Vocabulary – List #2

directions
Directions

Read each sentence using the vocabulary word.

Write what you think the underlined word might mean.

Replace your definition in the sentence to see if it makes sense!

Use the pictures as clues!

Good luck!

reassurance noun

Startled, he picks up and rings it for reassurance; an echo answers it. pg. 259

The root word -assure means to make safe or convince.

The prefix re- means again and again

The young singer needed lots of reassurance that he would one day be a star.

Reassurancenoun
incoherent adjective
incoherentadjective
  • The bell sounds grow to a din, incoherent
  • as in a dream, then suddenly falls silent.
  • Pg.259
  • (Din means a loud, continuous sound.)
  • When my son mumbles at me, his words are incoherent.
  • The root word -coheremeans to fit together logically.
  • The prefix in- means not
summon verb
Summonverb
  • Scrooge sits up in bed, listens, and hears the chains of Marley coming up the stairs. Scrooge reaches for the bell pull to summonSparsit. P. 259
  • The student summoned up the courage to ask the teacher for help on his test.
  • The judge told the bailiff to summon the witness. He wanted to hear exactly what happened the night of the crime.
welfare noun
Welfarenoun
  • At this point in the story, Scrooge was just visited by Marley. Marley warned Scrooge that if he didn’t change his life, he would be forced to spend eternity burdened by chains and guilt.
  • Scrooge: Why are you here?
  • First Spirit: Your welfare. Rise. Walk with me.
  • “The welfare of the children is at stake!” yelled the police officer as he ran into the burning building.
  • BE CAREFUL! Welfare in this context is not something that refers to assistance provided by the government!
mortal adjective
Mortaladjective
  • Talking to the First Spirit –
  • Scrooge: I am mortalstill. I cannot pass through air. P.260
  • Think about words like – mortality, immortality, immortal, post-mortum. What do these words have to do with?
  • Humans are mortal, vampires are immortal.
currency noun
currencynoun
  • In this scene, Scrooge’s sweetheart is returning her engagement ring to Scrooge.
  • She says: “Can you love me, Ebenezer? I bring no dowry to my marriage, only me, only love. It is no currencythat you can buy and sell with, but we can live with it. Can you? p.264
  • Many countries have their own form of currency. When you travel to those countries, you need to exchange American dollars for foreign currency.
  • The official currency used in most of Europe is known as the Euro.
pledge noun
Pledgenoun
  • Scrooge’s sweetheart pauses, then returns the ring Scrooge gave her as his pledge. P.264
  • President Obama pledged to provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Irene. Today he was asked to honor that pledge.
  • Every morning in school, we pledge our allegiance to the United States.
charitable adjective
Charitableadjective
  • Bob Cratchit: I only know one thing on Christmas: that one must be charitable.

Mrs. Cratchit: I’ll drink to his health for your sake and the day’s, not for his. P. 266

  • Fred, Scrooge’s nephew, was very

charitable, few went away

from him empty-handed.

  • The poor and needy in Victorian England

depended on charitable people to survive.

linger verb
Linger **verb
  • The poor children would linger around Scrooge’s door just for the opportunity to carry his lantern. They hoped for a few pennies in return for lighting his way. P.258
  • I lingered at the bus stop hoping to see Beth when she got done work.
  • “Don’t linger too long,” my mom said, “I want to get home soon.”
predictable adjective
Predictable **adjective
  • Ebenezer Scrooge was so predictable. Everyone knew he was stingy and mean so they tried to avoid him when he walked down the street. P.258
  • The weather this year has not been very predictable. The weathermen never know if it is going to be cold or hot, wet or dry!
  • My friend’s behavior is very predictable. I can always depend on her to be happy and upbeat.