Correct Semantic Error Sentences

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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10 pages with 40 items total
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In this product, students are given sentences with flaws in meaning. Sentences with semantic errors are good tools to enhance vocabulary development and improve meta linguistic awareness in sentences. It is the student's task to recognize why a sentence does not make sense and correct it with words that make sense.

It has been found in studies that reading comprehension and meta linguistic skills are strongly linked.

There are several options for teacher and student use of this product. You can download the pdf. file of this product, and print it out to make worksheets or task cards.

It is also can be used with the TPTs EASEL and assigned through Google Classroom. Students can use the text boxes and writing tools to complete the worksheets and return them as digital assignments.

This product contains 10 pages of sentences containing semantic errors. There are 4 sentences on each page for a total of 40 trials or task cards. Four answer pages are included to give the most plausible answers. They are not the only answers and students may find additional answers that are correct.

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10 pages with 40 items total
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.


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