Teaching Resource

Multiple Meaning Match-Up Cards (Black and White Version)

PDF | 4 pages|Grades: 1 - 4

16 match-up puzzles to use in the classroom when identifying homonyms.

Use this teaching resource when building vocabulary in the classroom.

Students complete each puzzle by matching-up the homonym with its two matching pictures that represent the same sound and are spelt the same but have different meanings.

Print, cut and laminate each puzzle piece, then in small groups, ask the students to solve each puzzle.

A great spelling activity or independent task to use as part of your literacy rotations.

The homonyms in this resource include:

  • bark (on a tree and the sound of a dog)
  • wave (in the ocean and the action made with a hand)
  • glasses (worn on the face to improve sight and an object for drinking out of)
  • fly (the action an aeroplane performs in the sky and a small black insect)
  • sign (attached to a pole in the street and when a person writes their name on an important document)
  • watch (worn on the wrist to tell the time and when looking at something with binoculars)
  • cold (the temperature of an ice cube and when a person is sick)
  • bat (a nocturnal animal and an object used to hit balls)
  • chest (a container to hold special items and a part of the body)
  • scales (an instrument used for measuring and the outside of a fish)
  • right (when something is correct and when turning a particular direction)
  • bowl (an object for eating food out of and when rolling a ball)
  • row (when using paddles in a small boat and the line in a graph)
  • light (turned on to see in the dark and the mass of a feather)
  • stamp (placed on the corner of an envelope and the approval of something important)
  • ring (the sound of a telephone when a call is received and an object worn on a finger).

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1484

    Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbsElaborationsexploring examples of language which demonstrate a range of feelings and positions, and building a vocabulary to express judgments abo...

  • ACELA1498

    Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into students’ own texts including vocabulary encountered in researchElaborationsbuilding etymological knowledge about word origins (for example 'thermometer') and building vocabulary from resea...

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