Many Meanings: Homographs

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10733

Does the violinist bow after he plays with his bow? If that sounds silly, watch a video, play some games, create a foldable and learn about words that are spelled the same but have different meanings!


Verbal Communication

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Look at the word read. This word can be pronounced two different ways and has different meanings. Read is a homograph.

Find out more about homographs in this lesson! So, get the lead out and lead the way!

This lesson will add onto what you know about multiple meaning words!

You will learn that words that are spelled the same but have different meanings and sometimes sound different are called homographs.

First watch this Words with Multiple Meanings video to learn more about multiple meaning words.

You may remember watching the beginning of this video in the last of the Related Lessons, found in the right-hand sidebar. This time, you will start where you left off and watch to the end:

These words are called homographs.

  • Can you name any other words that were not in the video?

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