Magnificent Multiple Meaning Words
Our famous housekeeper delights and baffles her understanding employers, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, by using the wrong meaning of certain words. This often causes trouble in the household. In this book when Mr. Rogers asks Amelia to “crack" the window he means for her to open it. Instead she hits it with a hammer to crack it. Then when she is asked to add “leaves" to the table to make it bigger she gathers leaves from the yard and dumps them on the table.
Slips of paper allowing one slip for each student
Container in which to put the folded slips of paper
Plain or lined paper for each student
Write one multiple meaning word on each slip of paper. Each student should choose a slip of paper and write at least two sentences using the word in two different ways. Then illustrate each sentence. Provide a few examples first as you present the activity. Most often the word is used in one way as a noun and in another way as a verb.
My comb is black.
Please comb your hair before going to school.
Here is a list of word choices:
dress, dust, bend, report, brush, store, swing, tire, color, place, point, name, fit, pet, cut, bat, post, fire, break, bank, leaf, might, pack, open, taste, camp, spy, spell, crack, shape, trap