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Multiple Meaning Sentence Circle

Purpose:

To have students generate sentences that show that the same word can mean different things.

To use these sentences to prepare students for the vocabulary section of the state test.

1.

Grade level teams brainstorm a large list of grade appropriate multiple meaning words and divide them into a list for each classroom.

2.

Teachers elect 3 to 4 words per week.

3.

Students are divided into teams of 4 to 6.

4.

Teacher selects a word like star. Students write a sentence using the word Star. Sentences can be simple or complex depending on the skill level of the student.

5.

Each student passes the paper to the person on his right who reads the sentence to edit it for conventions and correct usage. Then this person writes a second sentence on that paper that uses the word in the same way.

6.

Students again pass the paper to the right and again edit for conventions.

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