Daylight Savings Time Vocabulary in Context by Bill St. Martin

Daylight Savings Time Vocabulary in Context

Bill St. Martin

Irondale High School


 

 

Focus Composition                             Name ______________________________

Vocabulary In Context

Building your Personal Thesaurus                              Hour _____________

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/11/daylight-saving-time-is-terrible-heres-a-simple-plan-to-fix-it/281075/

 

Column ATarget Word Column BBased on the context, what do you THINK it means? What does it sound like/look like? What parts of the word are familiar? Column CLook it up! Write THREE words with similar meanings that you use already and could be easily replaced by the target word?
Arbitrary 123 
Burgeoning 123 
Existential 123 
Albeit 123 
Optimal 123

 

Pick 3 more words out of the reading and….

 

Column ATarget Word Column BBased on the context, what do you THINK it means? What does it sound like/look like? What parts of the word are familiar? Column CLook it up! Write THREE words with similar meanings that you use already and could be easily replaced by the target word? 
[word] 123 
[word] 123 
[word] 123 

 

Summarize the article:

 

  • What is the problem?

 

  • Who does this affect?

 

  • Where doesn’t Daylight Savings Time take place?

 

  • Give at least ONE reason why we have Daylight Savings Time.

 

  • Why is this topic important?

 

There are many things we do because of tradition, laws, or habits, but we rarely question why we do those things. Identify an activity, tradition, habit, rule or law that you think is “terrible” and needs to be changed.

 

  • What tradition or activity do you think is “terrible”?

 

  • What specifically do you think is wrong with this activity or tradition?

 

  • What would you like to see done differently?

 

  • If you were to make a change on your own, how do you think others would react?

 

  • How would you convince others to make the changes you would like to see?

 

When it comes to Daylight Savings Time, the author of the article makes an argument for change. If you were given the authority to make a change, what would you do? Explain and defend your reasoning.

 

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