Multiple Meaning Words in Context

Multiple meaning words is the focus of a lesson designed to reinforce the use of context clues. Scholars listen carefully to a variety of sentences using the words pool and cast to decide which definition best fits the context. Then, they share their decision and discuss their thinking process.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct the lesson in small group rotations, and choose words that best fit the needs of the members of each small group
  • As a class, brainstorm and define additional multiple meaning words 
  • Have a dictionary readily available to confirm definitions and reinforce dictionary skills  
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson benefits more than just second graders, depending on your class's learning needs 
  • Print and laminate sentence strips for continued use with little wear and tear 
  • Detailed lesson steps come with a key to distinguish between teacher and pupil information
  • Provides scaffolding techniques and adaptations  
  • None
Common Core