Greeting Cards with Multiple Meanings

wrong meaning

Making greeting cards takes on a whole new meaning when multiple-meaning words are involved! Discuss with students possible ways that a multiple-meaning word could cause a misunderstanding. Allow volunteers to share their experiences. Next, explain that each child will create a greeting card that helps someone apologize for a misunderstanding caused by a multiple-meaning word. Then direct each student to select a multiple-meaning word (see the list) and use it to write a message inside a folded sheet of white paper. Then have her decorate the card using crayons or markers. Who knows? Card companies might try to hire some of your card creators!

Multiple Meaning Words
arms
bank
bark
bat
bit
blow
case
date
fair
fan
file
hide
jam
kind
like
mean
mine
pen
present
rest
stick
story
well
will
yard

From:  The Education Center Connect with the Mailbox

Advertisements

About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
This entry was posted in ELA, Literature. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s