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Title: Multiple Meaning Words


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Multiple Meaning Words
  • Understanding what you read

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What does multiple mean?
Multiple Meaning More than one, many

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What does multiple mean?
Multiple Meaning More than one, many
Related words multiply multiplication multi-colored
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What does multiple mean?
Multiple Meaning More than one, many
Related words multiply multiplication multi-colored Opposites single only solo
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What does multiple mean?
Multiple Meaning More than one, many Multiple meaning words have more than one meaning!
Related words multiply multiplication multi-colored Opposites single only solo
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Why learn about these words?
  • Many English words have multiple meanings.
    Knowing these different meanings can help us to
    understand what we read.

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Think about the word fly
  • What different meanings does it have?

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Think about the word fly
  • What different meanings does it have?
  • -to move through the air

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Think about the word fly
  • What different meanings does it have?
  • -to move through the air
  • -a kind of insect

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Which meaning?
  1. To move through the air
  2. A kind of insect

We watched the leaves fly through the air.
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Which meaning?
  1. To move through the air
  2. A kind of insect

We watched the leaves fly through the air.
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Which meaning?
  1. To move through the air
  2. A kind of insect

We watched the leaves fly through the air.
How do you know which meaning matches?
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Using context
  • We can use context, or the words around a
    multiple meaning word, to figure out its meaning.

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Which meaning?
  • The turtles crawled up on the bank of the river.
  1. The edge of a waterway
  2. A place to keep money
  3. To keep money in a bank

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Which meaning?
  • The turtles crawled up on the bank of the river.

Which meaning fits the context of the sentence?
  1. The edge of a waterway
  2. A place to keep money
  3. To keep money in a bank

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Which meaning?
  • The turtles crawled up on the bank of the river.

A river is a kind of waterway
  1. The edge of a waterway
  2. A place to keep money
  3. To keep money in a bank

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Which meaning?
  • The turtles crawled up on the bank of the river.

This meaning matches the context
  1. The edge of a waterway
  2. A place to keep money
  3. To keep money in a bank

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Which meaning of project?
  • The student created a colorful art project.
  1. To throw forward
  2. To cause an image to appear
  3. A school assignment

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Which meaning of project?
  • The student created a colorful art project.
  1. To throw forward
  2. To cause an image to appear
  3. A school assignment

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Which meaning of project?
  • The student created a colorful art project.

How did you know which meaning matched the
sentence??
  1. To throw forward
  2. To cause an image to appear
  3. A school assignment

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Which meaning of play?
  • The children performed a play in a pavilion at
    the park.
  • To do something fun and amusing
  • To participate in a game
  • A show or performance

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Which meaning of play?
  • The children performed a play in a pavilion at
    the park.
  • To do something fun and amusing
  • To participate in a game
  • A show or performance

What context can help you to figure this out?
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Which meaning of play?
  • The children performed a play in a pavilion at
    the park.
  • To do something fun and amusing
  • To participate in a game
  • A show or performance

Why is the picture misleading?
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Learning new meanings
  • Often, youll have to figure out new meanings
    for words.
  • What does the word spring mean?

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Learning new meanings
  • Does your meaning for spring match the way it
    is used in the sentence below?
  • I went to the spring to get a bucket of fresh
    water.

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Learning new meanings
  • Does your meaning for spring match the way it
    is used in the sentence below?
  • I went to the spring to get a bucket of fresh
    water.

Do you know the meaning of spring thats used in
this sentence?
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Learning new meanings
  • I went to the spring to get a bucket of fresh
    water.
  1. To rise or leap into the air
  2. A place where water wells up from the ground
  3. A coiled piece of metal
  4. A season between winter and summer

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Learning new meanings
  • I went to the spring to get a bucket of fresh
    water.
  1. To rise or leap into the air
  2. A place where water wells up from the ground
  3. A coiled piece of metal
  4. A season between winter and summer

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Learning new meanings
  • I went to the spring to get a bucket of fresh
    water.

A place where water wells up from the ground
How is this meaning similar to or different from
the meaning that you first thought of for spring?
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Learning new meanings
  • I went to the spring to get a bucket of fresh
    water.

A place where water wells up from the ground
How did the context of the sentence change your
thinking?
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Learning new meanings
  • I went to the spring to get a bucket of fresh
    water.

This picture shows a springhouse. People used to
build these around springs to help keep them
clean. They used the springhouse as a source of
water.
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Learning new meanings
  • Often, the different meanings of words are all
    related. You just need to think about how they
    can fit together.

Think about the word chilly. What does it mean?
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Learning new meanings
  • The tourists werent happy with the chilly
    welcome that they received from the hotel clerk.

In this sentence, chilly doesnt really mean
cold. What could it mean? Why?
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Learning new meanings
  • The tourists werent happy with the chilly
    welcome that they received from the hotel clerk.

As its used in this sentence, chilly means
unfriendly. How does this relate to the other
meaning of chilly?
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Learning New Meanings
  • Think about what happens when a rocket is
    launched. Explain what launch means.

To launch a rocket means to send it up into the
air. What else can you launch?
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Learning New Meanings
  • The school newspaper was launched last week.

Uh-oh! Was the school newspaper thrown into the
air?
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Learning New Meanings
  • The school newspaper was launched last week.

Launch To send into the air Launch To start
something new
This is a different meaning for launch. The
school newspaper was started last week.
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Learning New Meanings
  • The school newspaper was launched last week.

Launch To send into the air Launch To start
something new
How are these two meanings related?
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Practice and Review
  • What is a multiple meaning word?

A multiple meaning word has more than one meaning.
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Practice and Review
  • Which sentence uses run in the same way as the
    sentence below?
  • The creek runs through the park.
  • The children run at gym class.
  • The ink runs when it gets wet.
  • The road runs across town.

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Practice and Review
  • Which sentence uses run in the same way as the
    sentence below?
  • The creek runs through the park.
  • The children run at gym class.
  • The ink runs when it gets wet.
  • The road runs across town.

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Practice and Review
  • Which sentence uses the word field as it is
    used in the sentence below?

The scientist was an expert in the field of
wildflowers.
  1. The school field was covered in yellow goldenrod.
  2. The baseball players spent the end of the inning
    in the field.
  3. The field of astronomy can be fascinating to
    study.

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Practice and Review
  • Which sentence uses the word field as it is
    used in the sentence below?

The scientist was an expert in the field of
wildflowers.
  1. The school field was covered in yellow goldenrod.
  2. The baseball players spent the end of the inning
    in the field.
  3. The field of astronomy can be fascinating to
    study.

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Practice and Review
  • Which sentence uses the word field as it is
    used in the sentence below?

The scientist was an expert in the field of
wildflowers.
The field of astronomy can be fascinating to
study. In both of these sentences, field
means an area of study. How can the context help
you figure this out?
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Practice and Review
  • Which sentence uses the word palm as it is
    used in the sentence below?

The students hiked through the forest of palms.
  1. The greenhouse contained several palms.
  2. The burglar palmed the jewels.
  3. The preschoolers had paint all over their palms.

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Practice and Review
  • Which sentence uses the word palm as it is
    used in the sentence below?

The students hiked through the forest of palms.
  1. The greenhouse contained several palms.
  2. The burglar palmed the jewels.
  3. The preschoolers had paint all over their palms.

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Practice and Review
  • Which sentence uses the word palm as it is
    used in the sentence below?

The students hiked through the forest of palms.
The greenhouse contained several palms. In
both of these sentences, a palm is a kind of
tree. What context helped you to figure this out?
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Time to Reflect
  • What have you learned about multiple meaning
    words?

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