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Hey! What Do You Mean By That?. Sometimes one word can mean many different things. It can have different meanings. It is easy to figure out the meaning of a word by reading around that word!. Don’t just choose a meaning that you know! It must make sense within the passage.

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Sometimes one word can mean many different things. It can have different meanings.

It is easy to figure out the meaning of a word by reading around that word!

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Don’t just choose a meaning that you know! It must make sense within the passage.

Let’s try some together!

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I was next in the line-up. The bases were loaded. I was hoping for a home run! I just had to pick out my bat and head to the batters box.

In this paragraph, the word home means:

home: 1.a building in which people live 2. A place a person feels comfortable 3. The plate in the game of baseball where the runs are scored

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You are right!

The word home in this paragraph means the base in which the runs are scored in baseball!

Way to use your brain!

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I was next in the line-up. The bases were loaded. I was hoping for a home run! I just had to pick out my bat and head to the batters box.

In this paragraph, the word bat means:

bat 1. A mammal that hangs upside-down in caves 2. A wooden or aluminum stick used to hit the ball in the game of baseball

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YES! YES! YES!

The passage is talking about a bat used in baseball, because that is what the paragraph is about!

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After finding out that George did not make the team, his friends were very blue.

In this paragraph, the word blue means:

blue 1. Sad, or depressed (mood) 2. A color

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Great thinking!

See, with just a little thought about what you are reading, the easiest thing is the meaning!

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Do you think you are ready for a little game to practice finding the correct meaning of a word used in a paragraph?

Let’s go!!!

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