T: (Holding up the word "elegant" that has been written in bold, dark print on a sentence strip)
Students the word is elegant.
What is the word?
T: say the word.
T: Elegant means beautiful. (Hold up picture of swans from Mem Fox's Feathers and Fools.)
T: What does elegant mean?
T: What is another word for beautiful, everybody?<- flipping it
T: In the book, it says, "Nearby, in the rushes and reeds of a clear blue lake dwelt/lived a flock of elegant swans." (Holding up picture again) Elegant or beautiful swans
T: I can think of something else that is elegant. My sister wore an elegant gown when she went to the military ball with her husband. Her gown was elegant or beautiful.
T: Think of something elegant that you have seen. I'm going to give you think time...
T: Now, be ready to complete this sentence: "I saw an elegant ____ whe…