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Making Sense with Amelia Bedelia
DescriptionStudents learn about multiple word meanings with the help of Amelia Bedelia.
ObjectivesThe student uses context cues to define multiple meaning words.
The student identifies simple, multiple-meaning words.
The student develops vocabulary by reading independently and listening to and discussing both familiar and conceptually challenging selections.
Materials-A copy of the book [Teach Us Amelia Bedelia] by Peggy Parish
-Copies of the attached assessment, one per student
-Chart paper and marker or chalkboard and chalk
-Make student copies of attached file
-Read story ahead of time
Procedures1. Gather students for a reading of [Teach Us Amelia Bedelia].
2. Make a class list of words or phrases that Amelia Bedelia misunderstood. (Call the roll, practice the play, etc...) Allow students to offer comments.
3. Tell students that they are to pretend that they are teachers at the school where Amelia is teaching. Ask how they could help make the directions clearer for Amelia.
4. Pass out notebook paper for students. Instruct students to rewrite three confusing items in a way that Amelia will understand.
5. When students are finished, they may complete the assessment.
AssessmentsStudents must answer three out of the five assessment questions correctly. (See Associated File.)
ExtensionsIf students enjoy this book, you may wish to repeat the activity with other Amelia Bedelia books.
Attached FilesAn assessment in Stanford 9 vocabulary format. File Extension: pdf
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