News in brief: Reading & Vocabulary
(Exercising Your Mind)
Counting Syllables for the Purpose of Better Pronunciation by “Sounding Out” the Words.
I = 1
Really = 2
Understand = 3
Philosophy = 4
new information or a report about something that has happened recently
From the story on page 86:
“Newsreader takes a stand” in Book – “New Inside Out“
What is the name of the newsreader?
Who was the story about that the newsreader refused to report about?
A. Paris Hilton
B. Willie Geist
C. Mika Brzezinski
Words with 3 or more than 3 syllables
Today’s Reading & Vocabulary
- Book – “New Inside Out“
- Blank piece of paper
- Pen or pencil
Page 62: “News in brief”
- Demonstrate understanding of vocabulary / terms by filling in the blanks of incomplete sentences.
- Demonstrate Reading Comprehension by matching the stories with the headlines.
- Learn 3 types of pronunciation for past participles ending with “ed” (/t/; /d/; /id/) – /id/ is the extra syllable on words ending with t or d. (Practice spoken pronunciation with 4 in a row game.)
- Follow Directions
- Participate in reading and writing
- Take Notes
- Listen When I Speak
- LISTEN as I read while reading along. I will pause to define the vocabulary for you to complete part 1 of the classwork. Read again on your own and use a separate piece of paper for your answers.
- The ed ending on regular past simple verbs ending in /t/ or /d/ is pronounced with an extra syllable (/id/). For example: started, waited, ended. For all other past simple verbs there’s no extra syllable. After unvoiced sounds: /k/, /p/, /f/, and /s/, ed is pronounced /t/. For example, stopped, walked, watched. After voiced sounds, ed is pronounced /d/. For example, arrived, changed, used.
What is a Voiced Consonant?
A simple explanation of voiced consonants is that they use the voice. This is easy to test by putting your finger on your throat. If you feel a vibration the consonant is voiced. Here is a list of some voiced consonants. Pronounce each consonant sound (not the letter) and feel the vibration of your vocal chords.
th (as in then)
j (as in Jane)
What is Voiceless Consonant?
Voiceless consonants do not use the voice. They are percussive and use hard sounds. Once again, you can test if a consonant is voiceless by putting your finger on your throat. You will feel no vibration in your throat, just a short explosion of air as you pronounce. Pronounce each of these consonant sounds and feel NO vibration in your throat.
th (as in thing)
- b – POLICE THEFT
- a – DON’T ASK
- d – SLOW LANE
- f – KIND JUDGE
- c – KIDNAPPED
- e – UNFIT TO GUARD
Fill in the blanks using highlighted words in story
- a – police officers
- b – traffic police
- c – ‘wanted list’
- d – judge
- e – convicted thief
- f – fugitive
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