Semantics Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

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Semantics is the study of _____. Choose the best answer.

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1. How do new words get added to the dictionary?

2. If an author describes a main character as being 'taller than a house,' the author is probably using _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet let you see how much you know about semantics. The meaning of this term and how new words get added to the dictionary are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be expected to know the following topics for the quiz:

  • The outcome of calling a pencil a 'banana'
  • The meaning of semantics
  • How new words get added to the dictionary
  • Figuring out how a word with more than one meaning is being used

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about what 'taller than a house' is an example of
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on semantics
  • Explaining information - read about how new words get added to the dictionary and explain it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep on learning by using the lesson called Semantics Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples. Use this lesson to:

  • Review areas of semantics
  • Determine why semantics matters
  • Identify different types of language
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