Lesson Plan

How Many Homographs?

In this homograph lesson, your students will play a fun game of "homograph memory" in which they will have to identify multiple meanings of several common homographs.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to understand multiple meanings of common homographs.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
HomographsMultiple Meaning Words: Multiple Choice
  • Tell students that today they will be learning about homographs.
  • Remind students that homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. Homographs may be pronounced the same (these are called homonyms) or pronounced differently (heteronyms).
  • Point out that the word "homograph" is made up of the root word "graph" which means "to write" and the prefix "homo" which means "same." Thus, the word is literally translated as "to write the same."