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Double meanings. They are great for jokes and other word play, but for the student who can not think about layers of language in the way proficient language learners do, double meanings create significant communication difficulty.
Double Meaning Sentences for Middle School Mixed Groups contains 24 pictured sentences to visually demonstrate probable and absurd interpretations. This resource is straight forward and easy to use. Just present the large frame sentence
pictures and instruct students to complete the corresponding answer page according to their goals.
How I use this resource with my mixed groups:
1.Copy student pages for desired sentences. Use color or gray scale version.
2.Project pictured sentences on white board or use computer screen or tablets.
3.Diversify delivery based on individual student objectives within the group.
Articulation students may read the sentences aloud to practice target phoneme production.
Fluency students may use these to practice fluency strategies.
4.Students determine which picture demonstrates the probable intended meaning of the double meaning sentence and circle their choice on the student page. They also justify their choice using the sentence prompt provided and prior knowledge.
5. Sections are provided for students to create their own picture meanings. Articulation and fluency sections have prompts for identifying and using target sounds and strategies.
6.Appropriate students may work in pairs to discuss choices and check their answers using the answer key.
This resource it designed to provide a solid start and excellent talking points for double meanings. Superior educators provide the meat and potatoes of the lessons. That’s YOU!
Now get out there and create some more ‘meaningful outcomes!’