Contents: Meaning from Context, Compare/Contrast, Multiple Meaning Words, and Game Board!
*Meaning from Context:
-1 fictional story about a pirate, using pirate terms
-1 answer key for pirate terms
Read story aloud. Students use context clues to determine the meaning of “pirate language” throughout the story, which is underlined and colored red.
-12 cards with 2 items to compare/contrast
-1 page of cards that indicate if student should name 2 similarities, 2 differences, or 1 similarity and 1 difference
-Shuffle all smaller cards and place face down in the middle
-Turn over one compare/contrast card for all students to see. Then, each student will draw a small card which indicates if they should name 2 similarities, 2 differences, or 1 similarity and 1 difference for the objects on the card.
-For each correct answer, the students may advance one place on the game board.
*Multiple Meaning Words (Grades 4-6)
-36 multiple meaning words (4-6th grade level)
-12 “Lose your turn” cards
-Chart describing actions for each type of card (make 2 different sentences for the word, give 2 different definitions, give one definition and one corresponding sentence, lose your turn) and points earned (1-3)
Shuffle all cards and place in the middle. Students take turns picking up a card and reading the word. Then, the student will match the picture on the card to the picture on the chart, which tells what to do with the word. For example, if a student drew a card and it said, “Ship” with a picture of the mermaid, he/she would look at the chart and see that the mermaid picture says, “Give 1 Definition and 1 Sentence.” The student could say, “One definition for ship is a large boat that sails on the water. A sentence would be, ‘The pirate sailed his ship to the island looking for buried treasure.’”
The student then receives the number of points listed for that picture (1-3). You can tally points as you go or at the end.
The person with the most points at the end is the winner!
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