Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Using Clues To Determine the Meaning of Multiple Meaning Words www.floridaipdae.org 2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Defining multiple meaning words Since some words have more than one meaning, you have to consider which meaning the author intends. Keep in mind the context in which you read the word. The context will tell you which meaning to choose.

2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Defining multiple meaning words What makes corny jokes corny? Why did the king always draw straight lines? He was the ruler! What makes this joke funny? 2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Defining multiple meaning words Yes, you giggled because the joke has a word with multiple meanings (ruler).

The joke plays off the meaning of both words. When an author uses words with multiple meanings, readers have to figure out which meaning of the word is intended. 2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Clues to multiple meaning words Using Context Clues: To tackle the difficult problem of learning words that have multiple meanings, try a variety of methods until you find what works for you.

2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Clues to multiple meaning words Learn the Most Common Meaning: Learn the most common meaning of a word. Although many words have multiple meanings, the most common meaning is often used much more frequently than the others. Dictionaries list entries in order from the most common to least common. 2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators

Clues to multiple meaning words Parts of Speech Provide Clues to Multiple Meanings: ROCK (Noun): A type of sedimentary rock is called limestone. ROCK (Adjective): My brother has tickets to see his favorite rock band in concert. ROCK (Verb): The news of the earthquake in Japan will rock the global community.

2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Clues to multiple meaning words How Can I Remember Multiple Meanings? Write short and simple example sentences that will help you remember the meaning of the word. Illustrate the meaning of multiple meaning words. Use a Frayer Model. ROCK (Noun): A type of

sedimentary rock is called limestone. rock ROCK (Verb): The news of the earthquake in Japan will rock the global community. ROCK (Adjective): My brother has tickets to see his favorite rock band in concert. ROCK (Verb): When the baby cries, be sure to

rock him in the rocking chair. 2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Clues to multiple meaning words Using Synonym Context Clues: Substitute a Synonym for the Unknown Word

Look at the example below. The word race could be replaced with the synonyms competition or ethnic group, depending on the intended meaning. When you encounter a word with multiple meanings and you are unsure which meaning is correct, replace the word in question with a synonym you have learned. If the sentence still makes sense, then you will know which definition is being used. Steve Johnson won several medals in the relay __ at the Ohio State Fair. Mr. Jacksons job is to discuss __ and ethnicity found in the United States Census Report. Clues to multiple meaning words

Symbolism as a Context Clue: Look for symbolism if the concrete definition of the word does not make sense in context. Imagine what the object (head) looks like and what it does. The word "head" has several symbolic meanings that have to do with being first, leading or going forward because the head is at the top of the body and houses the brain. A symbolic meaning of "head" is "leader" as in the phrase, "the head of the committee."

2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Clues to multiple meaning words Homophones as Clues to Word Meaning: The spelling of a word can give you the correct meaning of a word. Beth cried as she remembered her painful past. John was thrilled to learn that he had passed the examination. There is no place like home. Theyre selling their home in Miami and moving to New York.

2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Clues to multiple meaning words Homographs as Clues to Word Meaning: Use context clues to figure out the correct pronunciation and meaning of the word. The child was so afraid of the barking dog, that a tear began to roll down her cheek. After the football game, John discovered a tear in his football uniform.

2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Discussing multiple meaning words Identify and Discuss Multiple Meanings: I bought a stamp at the post office. They always stamp their feet at the pep rally. The officer had to stamp my passport 2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Discussing multiple meaning words

Identify and Discuss Multiple Meanings: The volume on the radio was too loud. There was a high volume of traffic on the interstate. 2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Discussing multiple meaning words Identify and Discuss Multiple Meanings: Fresh produce is an important dietary staple in many countries.

Our instructions were to produce a book report and staple the finished pages together. 2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Applying what you learned Assessment: Read the excerpt below. In which sentence does execution have the same meaning as used in the excerpt below? I showed him how to keep his fly from dragging, how to fish the deeper pools. He was absorbed by the whys and hows and the execution. A. After an execution of this computer program, the entire system might shut down.

B. Their plan was sound, but its faulty execution caused a delay in starting the project. C. After agreeing on the terms of the sale, the execution of the deed to the house will be finalized. D. The execution of the terms of his final will and testament should occur as soon as the judge approves it. 2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Applying what you learned Assessment: Read the lines below. In the lines below, what does the word inclined reveal about the leaf? The leafs inclined to find its own direction; give it a chance to seek the sunlight for itself. A.

B. C. D. The leaf grows at an angle to find its own direction. The leaf bends down to find its own direction. The leaf hesitates to find its own direction. The leaf prefers to find its own direction. 2015 IPDAE. All rights reserved. All content in this presentation is the proprietary property of The Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Educators Thank You By Educators For Educators

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