Polysemantic Words: Leveled Graphic Organizers for Differentiated Vocabulary Instruction (Grades 4-8)

Students recognize that a word can have multiple leanings, depending on the context in which it is used. Includes graphic organizers at three levels to support individual learning needs: introductory, intermediate, and challenging! See Full Product Description.

Number of pages: 6 Subject: Vocabulary, Differentiated Instruction Grade: 4 - 8 Type: Graphic Organizers Authors: Mary C. McMackin, Nancy L. Witherell Common Core: Language File Size: 143 KB

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Once students can identify polysemantic words while reading, determine the most appropriate tiered activity for each student: Drawing on Knowledge (not the walls)/Introductory, Lots of Meanings (not parking lots)/Intermediate, Common and Rare Words (not meat)/Challenging!

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.4
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.5
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4b
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.5c
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4b
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5c
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4b
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.5b
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4b
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.5b
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4b
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.5b
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.6
Teaching Tips

Once students can identify polysemantic words while reading, determine the most appropriate tiered activity for each student. (You or your students may select words.)