First we discussed what multiple meaning words were. I gave the students a couple examples and they helped me illustrate the meanings. Their illustrations are better than what I can do. No kidding!
Then during center time, I made this word bank on the bottom of our white board and the kiddos were able to come up and write all the muliple meaning words they could think of. We'll come back to this chart again later...
Then we completed a multiple meaning match-up activity that came from my Grammar and Language Match-Up Packet on TpT. Here are what the cards look like:
And here are my kiddos walking around the classroom trying to find their match.
Then each parter pair came up to the front of the room to share the meanings of their word.
Afterwards, we went back to our word bank the students created (see first photo above) and discussed each word and whether it was a multiple meaning word or not. That took FOREVER, but the kiddos seemed to enjoy it. Each word that passed our test (got a thumbs up from the majority of the class), went on our paper chart of multiple meaning words:
The next day, we reviewed what multiple meaning words were and each student picked a multiple meaning word to illustrate. We highlighted the multiple meaning word (my goodness, they loved using the highlighter!) and shared our papers with the class.
If you've made it this far, you certainly deserve a freebie. Here is the template for the multiple meaning word worksheet above. Enjoy! And don't forget to become a follower of my little blog if you're not already!