This is a fun beach themed activity for use by speech language pathologists during the spring, summer or as a back to school activity for teachers/SLPs to help students practice multiple meanings vocabulary. The purpose of this learning game is to increase students’ short term memory, working memory, and receptive/expressive vocabulary knowledge.
Students will take turns looking for matches of homophone and homograph pairs. If they get a match, they get another turn. There are a total of 40 matches. I recommend that you divide the cards into a homophone set that has 20 matches and a homograph set that has 20 matches. At the end of the game, have students use their vocabulary matches in sentences to correctly convey the multiple meanings. There are 2 ways to win the game. The player who has the most matches as well as the player that can correctly communicate the greatest amount of his/her homophone or homograph pairs in sentences.
You may also use this resource for a whole group SMART Board lesson or download on your iPad and save in iBook. This way you integrate technology into your speech therapy lessons and students can practice orally stating sentences with the target vocabulary or orally defining the multiple meaning words.
This is an editable file so you can add additional multiple meanings vocabulary of your choice. Enjoy this resource and my photographs.