The activities in this workbook are designed to teach students how to use context in order to understand meaning!
This includes highlighting how small changes in context can change the meaning of what is being said, such as differing facial expressions; scenarios that indicate sarcasm vs. a serious response; and attending to environmental, contextual, and nonverbal cues in order to appropriately asses a speaker's meaning.
Worksheets are divided into four sections, including:
- 5 worksheets in which students must demonstrate comprehension of how the same statement, paired with different facial expressions, can mean different things.
(This is followed by a blank template page, so that you can create your own drawings, or have students create their own drawings in order to expand on the activity.)
- 5 worksheets in which students must demonstrate understanding of when the same statement used in different contexts is meant sarcastically, and when it is meant literally
(This activity is also followed by a blank template page in order to create new scenarios.)
- 12 scenarios in which students must identify or state the meaning of a person's statement based on contextual and social cues.
(This activity is presented in multiple choice, open-ended, and flashcard format)
- 12 scenarios in which students must identify or state how the same statement, used in different contexts, means different things.
(This activity is also presented in multiple choice, open-ended, and flashcard format)