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Shades of Meaning Day 2

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Caitlin Coelho

on 25 January 2014

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Shades of Meaning Day 2
Writers and speakers carefully choose words to tell exactly what they think or feel.

They must often choose from words close in meaning.

A dictionary or thesaurus will help you find the exact word you're looking for.
Does word choice affect meaning?
Discuss with your partner whether or not word choice affects the meaning.

Word choice does affect the meaning because....

Word choice doesn't affect the meaning because...
Guided Practice
Use the following words: thrilled, pleased, excited

Maddie felt ________ about seeing a deer.

Each person should write a sentence using a different word. Then, discuss how each word choice changes the meaning.
With your partner, write a sentence and share it with each other.
Today I will be able to distinguish shades of meaning among related words.
(content, pleased, happy)

I am _______ because I saw some rabbits.
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