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17. Words with multiple meanings

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin



  • Around 67% of the 9000 everyday words we use have multiple meanings.It’s important to explore these with learners, using texts they are reading.
  • Some learners will be “fixed” on one meaning, These learners will particularly benefit from explicit teaching focussed on the words in the texts that have multiple meanings.
  • Watch Dr Sue Dymock talk about teaching words with multiple meanings using the article “Sowing Seeds” in Collections 4

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