There are 2 main categories for multiple meaning words. homophones homonyms • those that sound alike-- "Scale the fish completely before weighing it on the scale." • those that sound different -- "I drove down the windy road on a windy day."
Within these two groups, there can still be differences • different capitalization -- "You may see a rainbow in May.“ • different parts of speech -- "I run around the track." (verb) vs. "I like to go for a run" (noun) • different tense -- "I would like to read the book you just read.“ • different degrees (literal or figurative) -- "The general ranks above the corporal" vs. "The plane flies above the rooftops."
Context Clues • As we read, we use context clues to figure out the meaning of words. • A context clue can be anything in the text that helps you figure out or infer the meaning of a given word. • Lets practice using context clues on multiple meaning words.
The boy began to quail as the roller coaster reached the top. Small and plump game bird To lose courage
That paint is not the color we were looking for. A thin liquid that dries to form a thin colored layer To cover something with paint
Assignment: • You will be give a list of multiple meaning words. Write these words in the center of the chart on your handout. • Use the dictionary in the back of your spelling book to look up the meanings of these words. • On your handout with the charts, you will give two definitions and parts of speech. Under each definition, write an example sentence using the word correctly. • Do not use the example sentences in the dictionary!!