# Today we will use HOMOGRAPHS to determine the meaning of words. determine= figure out What will we use today? What does determine mean? What will we determine.

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Today we will use HOMOGRAPHS to determine the meaning of words. determine= figure out What will we use today? What does determine mean? What will we determine today? What are we going to do today?

Raise your hand if… You have ever taken a trip somewhere. You have ever seen someone trip on their shoelaces or something on the floor. So you know that the word “trip” can mean two things.

Homographs: words which are spelled the same but have different meanings Example: I went on a trip to Hawaii. “Trip” in this sentence means to go somewhere. Tie your shoelaces, or you will trip. “Trip” in this sentence means to fall over something. The word “trip” is a homograph because it was two meanings but it’s spelled the same. What is a homograph? Why is “trip” a homograph?

Let’s look at some more homographs….....

Homographs Pool A table game where you shoot balls into pockets. A place for swimming.

Homographs School A large group of fish. A place for learning.

Homographs Ruler A tool used for measuring length. A king or queen.

Homographs Pitcher A container for liquids. The baseball player who pitches the ball.

Homographs Block A cube-shaped toy used for building. The section of a neighborhood.

Homographs Chest A container with a lid used for storing valuables. The upper part of your body.

Homographs Top The highest part of an object. A toy that spins.

Homographs Batter The baseball player who hits the ball. A mix to make cakes and breads.

Homographs Pit A deep hole. The hard seed of a fruit.

Homographs Scale A tool used for measuring weight. The rough skin of a fish or reptile.

Homographs Star A mass of gas in space. A famous person.

Homographs Bat A flying mammal. An object used to hit the ball in baseball.

Why is it important to know homographs? It’s important to know homographs so we can understand the sentence we can be better readers we can write sentences correctly Why is it important to know homographs? Do you know any other reason it’s important?

How to use homographs: Read the sentence. Think: “What is the sentence about?” Look at the homograph definition. Choose and write the best homograph for the sentence.

How do I choose the correct homograph for a sentence? 1.Read the sentence. In the summer, we have fun swimming in my ______. 2.Think: What is the sentence about? It’s summer and they are swimming somewhere. 3.Look at the homograph definitions. Which word means a place to swim? 4.Choose and write the best homograph for the sentence. Why didn’t I use the word “school”? pool

Let’s Practice the Steps Together! 1. Read the sentence. I was coughing so much, my ______was starting to hurt. 2. Think: What is the sentence about? Someone is coughing; something hurts when they cough 3. Look at the homograph definitions. What can hurt when you cough? 4. Choose and write the best homograph for the sentence. chest

Practice Steps 1 and 2 1. Read the sentence. 2. Think: What is the sentence about? Every time I see the first _______ in the sky, I make a wish.

Let’s do Step 3 and 4 together 3. Look at the homograph definitions. What is in the sky that you can make a wish on? 4. Choose and write the best homograph for the sentence. Every time I see the first in the sky, I make a wish. star

Now do all the steps and fill in the correct homograph in the following sentence: 1. Read the sentence. 2. Think: What is the sentence about? 3. Look at the homograph definitions. 4. Choose and write the best homograph for the sentence. My uncle said he always wanted to be a ______ for a major league baseball team. pitcher

Let’s review what we learned: What is a homograph? Why is “pool” a homograph? What do you think is the most important reason to know homographs?

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