Lesson Plan: When A Female is a Tomboy and Not Transgender
II. While Reading Activities
- relay |rəˈlāˈrēˌlā| verb- receive and pass on (information or a message): she intended to relay everything she had learned.
- confused |kənˈfyo͞ozd| adjective-(of a person) dentify wrongly; mistake: a lot of people confuse a stroke with a heart attack | purchasers might confuse the two products.
- nonconformity |ˌnänkənˈfôrmədē| noun-lack of similarity in form or type.
- skeptical |ˈskeptək(ə)l|adjective-not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations: the public were deeply skeptical about some of the proposals.
- eschew |əsˈCHo͞o| verb–deliberately avoid using; abstain from: he appealed to the crowd to eschew violence.
- evolve |ēˈvälv| verb-develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form: the Gothic style evolved steadily and naturally from the Romanesque | [ with obj. ] : each school must evolve its own way of working.
- trans |tranz| adjective-short for transsexual or transgender.
- awesome |ˈôsəm| adjective-extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear: the awesome power of the atomic bomb.
- identify |īˈden(t)əˌfī| verb (identifies, identifying, identified) (identify with) regard oneself as sharing the same characteristics or thinking as someone else: I liked Fromm and identified with him.
- invariably |ˌinˈverēəblē| adverb-in every case or on every occasion; always: the meals here are invariably big and hearty.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins
Let’s be clear: If my daughter does begin to feel that the gender in her mind and the sex of her body don’t match, I will be supportive. I will research puberty blockers and hormones (more than I already have). I will listen to her and make decisions accordingly, just as I did when she turned 3 and asked for a tie and a button-down shirt. Then she saw her father wear a blazer (for once).