This is a set of cards with illustrations of words that have multiple meanings. Children sort the cards into pairs with the same word, but different pictures. Then they write sentences to describe the pictures. This is a good way to help beginning readers visualize multiple meanings of words. At the same time they are learning to write sentences.
This activity is really designed for first graders who are just learning to read, but I have used this with second and third grade kids that cannot decipher meanings in context. After a little bit of concrete practice, context clues take on a little more meaning.
In this kit, there are 18 pairs of words. I have made one worksheet for writing sentences. I do not use the worksheet if children can write without railroad lines.
There are many ways to use these cards. You can use them in centers for writing sentences. You may use them in small groups to introduce multiple meaning words. These cards can work in many ways. You can adapt them to your standards.