Spelling lists can be the most dull part of a curriculum for gifted students, but with the right twist we can use this weekly activity to broaden their vocabulary and teach them the unique uses of common words.
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All words have at least two meanings, but some (such as “upset”) have up to four different definitions included.
Here are a few examples, including the definition and sample sentence.
- pro•ceeds (v) – Moves forward : “This movie proceeds quickly into the action.”
- pro•ceeds (n) – Money gained from an event : “The proceeds from this event are going to a children’s hospital.”
- re•call (v) – To remember : “I couldn’t recall the last time our cousins had spent the night.”
- re•call (v) – To bring back : “The car company had to recall their latest model because of a problem with the seat belts.”
- (n) – 1/60th of a minute : “It takes me only thirty seconds to get to school in the morning.”
- (adj) – Coming after first : “The second person into the class this morning was Jennifer.”
- (v) – To support a proposed idea : “I second the motion to make Jane our president.”
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