Lesson Plan

Multiple Meaning Motivation

Help your students' understand the English language with this lesson that teaches them that there are word "twins" that look and sound the same but have different meanings.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify and describe multiple-meaning words.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(15 minutes)
  • 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 words are words that sound or are spelled the same, but have different meanings.
  • Show the book Good Work, Amelia Bedelia to your students and tell them to watch and listen for something that could fit the multiple-meaning description.
  • Read the story.

Beginning:

  • Preview the lesson by reading the text and identifying the multiple-meaning words.
  • Check for any unusual or unfamiliar ideas or words contained in the text and provide context and support for student understanding.

Intermediate:

  • Provide individual copies of the text for students to read during the read aloud.
  • Highlight the mutliple meaning words by recording them on chart paper as you read.