Diction – Pictures Speak Louder than Words

questioningVocabulary – Context is Everything

Beyond denotation and connotation. Sometimes students are confused about the meaning of simple, familiar words that seem to mean something completely different from what they know about the word.  Show this short video and students get the idea that the same word can mean different things, depending on the context.  Understanding this concept  greatly enhances student test taking skills.  Draw, draw, draw;  plot, plot, plot.  Each of the words can have different meaning in different courses: English, Science, Social studies.  Share some of your experiences about misunderstanding meanings based on context and ask your students to tell theirs.

 

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