Homographs or Multiple Meaning Words can be difficult for young children but so much fun when they get it. In addition to discussing/pointing out words during read alouds, challenge your students with many examples- over 36 multiple meaning words provided. Give your students opportunities to think at a higher level on Common Core Standards (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.4a.)
3 Levels- Challenge Everyone!
Most of the time we cover a few Multiple Meaning Words, assess these limited examples, and say “They’ve got it.” Here are lots of examples to increase your students’ vocabulary and understanding. Expose your students to words on all 3 lists. However, levels provide instant differentiation. These lists are for everyone involved in your classroom- you, co-teachers, paraprofessionals, the push-in ESOL or Special Needs teachers, parent volunteers, student teachers, etc.
This is primarily a resource of words to use when teaching multiple meaning words. Included is a template for students to use when illustrating a multiple meaning word which can be used whole group, in a literacy center, or as an assessment.
Annie Jewell 2014