Do Now Title: Shades of Meaning and Multiple Meaning Words

Do Now
Directions: Identify what type of
figurative language is used in
the following examples.
(Choose from metaphor, simile,
personification, or hyperbole.)
 1.) The pizza was as hot as the Sahara Desert.
 2.) The flowers danced in the garden.
 3.) Spring came knocking on my door.
 4.) The man was a beast in the
 5.) The boy was so hungry, he could eat a
 6.) We were like two peas in a pod.
 7.) In the haunted house, she was the
cowardly lion.
Today’s Agenda!!
Shades of Meaning
Multiple Meaning Words
Quiz #2
Beach Ball
Words with multiple meanings are
words that have several meanings
depending upon how they are used
in a sentence.
help us figure out
which meaning
is correct.
Some Examples For Your Notes
 pet
have a golden retriever for a pet
 Sarah and Jenny like to pet dogs
 cut
 Bill
has a cut on his finger
 Tom will cut out the pictures
 color
 Green
is my favorite color
 Tony will color in his coloring book
Some Examples For Your Notes
 One word can have many meanings, so you must
read carefully and use CONTEXT CLUES to figure
out what the word means.
 Let’s try some practice.
You are going to read the sentence, and identify the meaning of
the underlined word.
Then, choose the sentence that uses that word in the SAME
Beach Ball Game~
 We are going to play a round of beach ball review
 Please take one minute to partner share the rules of
beach ball
 Partner A will go first – partner B is listening.
 Partner B will repeat what partner A said
 Wait for the 4 Magic Words… “When
I Say Go”
1. Mary likes to come to my house
and play with me.
A. He starred in our class play.
B. I like to play checkers.
C. My favorite play is "My Fair
The correct answer is B.
2. The peas were in a can.
A. I can do it by myself.
B. Can you help me do the dishes?
C. Mom gave me a can of peanuts for the
The correct answer is C.
3. The sign said do not enter.
A. Please sign your name on the paper.
B. Can you sign the word cat?
C. I read the sign on the wall.
The correct answer is C.
4. I have a new watch.
A. Did you watch me jump rope?
B. My watch is lost.
C. I don't watch many television
The correct answer is B.
5. I always receive good marks in school.
A. The marks on my report card were
B. My fingers left marks on the glass.
C. I have marks on my clothes where the
milk spilled on them.
The correct answer is A.
Moving on to: Shades of Meaning
 Can someone tell me from your notes
what words with “shades of meaning”
 Shades
of meaning describe words that
have slightly different meanings.
 Let’s take a closer look…
Would you say that these people are all
 Shades of Meaning is a phrase used
to describe the small, subtle
differences in meaning between
similar words or phrases.
 For example, ‘mad’ and ‘angry’.
Both refer to a feeling or showing of
anger, but one seems to be more so
than the other.
Which one would you say is…?
THE BIG IDEA cont’d.-copy in your notes
 Connotation is the attitudes and
feelings associated with a word. These
associations can be negative or positive,
and have an important influence on
style and meaning.
 Denotation is the literal or dictionary
definition of a word. Denotation
contrasts with connotation.
Write the following sentences in your notebook!
 Take a minute and write two sentences using
the following words:
-old and ancient
-try and struggle
-chat and discuss
When you are finished, share your sentences
with a partner. Identify what the words
denote and what they connote.
THE BIG IDEA cont’d.
 You are learning to understand the similarity and
difference between words that have similar
 You are also learning to explain those similarities
and differences.
 The differences may be in
 the
negative or positive meanings of the words or
 the intensity, or degree, of the meanings
 The similarities will be in the basic definition of the
questions on the Benchmark:
1. Read the sentence.
2. Use context clues to determine the
denotation, basic meaning, of the word
being used in the sentence.
3. Determine the answer to the question
Circling the words in the sentence that
help explain the meaning of the word
Let’s try some
Whiteboard Game~
 Remember: When I Say Go…
 You have one minute to quietly take out a
whiteboard and dry erase marker
 Sit in professional posture and wait for directions
"I think the start of your assignment is
right here on Catalpa Street.“
Which of these means nearly the same as
A. task
B. voyage
C. contest
D. operation
2. “His playing was effortless, and the sounds
were as smooth as Mark said they would be,
as smooth as silk.”
Which image or connotation does the use
of smooth in these lines give the reader?
something flat and dull
something soft and shiny
something light and loose
something clear and refined
3. "Sometimes the sticks got lost during a race, and
people have found them many years later."
Which of the following has the same
relationship as the underlined words?
A. destroy and ruin
B. defeat and unravel
C. vanish and recover
D. confuse and bewilder
What To Remember:
 Words with multiple meanings and
words with shades of meaning both
require that you carefully read the
sentences and look for context clues
 Try to understand what the sentence is
trying to say
 If you use this strategy you will be able
to answer the questions correctly!
Write 5 sentences using words
with multiple meanings
The first sentence should be
written with one meaning and
the second sentence should be
written with a different meaning
See example… ------
You should have a total of 10 sentences:
1. He will run in the race tomorrow.
2. He hit a home run during baseball practice.
3. I love to watch T.V.
4. I lost my favorite watch.
**USE different words!!
Agenda for Wednesday, September 21
 Do Now
 Quiz
 Homework correction
 Practice
Title: Shades of Meaning and Multiple Meaning Words
 Please take out a sheet of paper and
label it like the following:
 Title:
Quiz: R1.2 Figurative Language
 Name, Date, English, Period
Do Now
Homework Correction
 Please take out your homework from Monday and a
red pen to grade
 Switch papers with your neighbor (Partner A switch
with partner B)
 After you are finished grading:
 Partner Share- Partner A and B will take turns to
name as many words as you can that have more than
one meaning. GO
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