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Multiple Meaning Motivation
Students will be able to identify multiple-meaning words.
- Ask the class what it means to have a multiple-meaning word.
- Once the class has a chance to discuss, sum up their thoughts by telling them Multiple-meaning wordsAre words that sound or are spelled the same, but have different meanings.
- Show the book Good Work, Amelia BedeliaTo your students and tell them to watch and listen for something that could fit the multiple-meaning description.
- Read the story.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(3 minutes)
- Show students some examples of multiple-meaning words. Examples: In the Fall, leaves turn orange and fall to the ground. Their family got there safely. It was windy on the windy road.
- Tell the students that they are going to take what they've learned about multiple-meaning words and put it into their own work.
Guided practise(5 minutes)
- Allow students to brainstorm with seat neighbors some different multiple-meaning words that they could use in their own writing. Have them write down all their ideas.
Independent working time(20 minutes)
- Hand out writing paper and have students come up with a short story (about a paragraph) using at least one pair of multiple-meaning words.
- Have students add a drawing to their story.
Enrichment:Challenge advanced students by requiring more than one example in their piece or require a more complex piece.
Support:Students who need support can use more simplistic pairs of multiple-meaning words drawn up by the teacher and magazines to cut pictures out.
- Observe students' brainstorming discussions to check for understanding of the lesson.
- Collect and grade writing pieces.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Collect writing when finished.
- Ask some students to share their pieces with the classes.
- Make a class book with their finished work. The class can refer back to it throughout the year.