Vocabulary Strategy for Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

This Vocabulary Strategy for Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations lesson plan also includes:

Contumaciously, ignominiously, sagaciously. To dissuade readers from being transfixed by the erudite diction found in Great Expectations, class members engage in a desk-top teaching activity that asks them to not only find the definition of words from the text, to research the origins of the words, to create an illustration that models the meaning, but to also teach their word to others.

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Instructional Ideas

  • The desk-top teaching strategy may be used with any vocabulary list
Classroom Considerations

  • The sagacious instructor will judiciously set aside time to rearrange the classroom
Pros

  • Complete directions, a vocabulary list, and models are included in the resource
Cons

  • None