Vocabulary Activities – Multiple Meaning Words


Combine two strands of the Reading Rope (phonics and vocabulary) with over 120 interactive vocabulary activities, graphics organizers and task cards.  Your students will love discussing new meanings of words that align with the phonics skill you are teaching.


Vocabulary Activities with Phonics by Orton Gillingham Mama

Follow the science of reading and connect phonics instruction with vocabulary activities. Use these 120+ no prep vocabulary graphic organizers and task cards to enhance your students’ overall reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reading fluency.

Phonics Skills and Multiple Meaning Vocabulary Words Included:

Short a (bat, tap, fan, jam, can)
Short e (pet, pen, den, set, jet, net)
Short i (hit, clip, dip, kid, pit, rib)
Short o (log, box, dot, mop, top)
Short u (gum, bud, sub, bug, nut)
fszl (bill, well, will, pill, buzz, pass)
ch (check, ranch, chip, chill, punch)
sh (ship, lash, shell, rush, brush)
Beginning Blends (club, clip, drop, band, trip)
Final Blends (mint, left, gift, band, palm)
ck (deck, duck, rock, back, peck, tack)
nk (sink, drink, link, bank, hunk)
ng (swing, ring, king, spring, hung)
tch (match, watch, pitch, ditch, patch)
Silent e (hide, wave, crane, date, rose, scale)
dge ( fudge, dodge, hedge, judge)
ee (feet, peer, green, wheel, peel)
ea (leaves, beam, mean, seal, beach)
ai (train, fair, nail, tail, hail)
oi (foil, point, soil, coin, voice)
ar /ar/ (arm, bark, park, dart, harp)
or /or/ (worn, core, storm)
igh (bright, right, light, tight)
oo (cool, pool, boot, foot, book)

Vocabulary Activities Answer key provided with the multiple meanings, parts of speech, and sample sentences!


Carly G. (January 11, 2024) Extremely Satisfied

I never knew how to weave in vocabulary into my lessons.  These are the PERFECT, no prep vocabulary worksheets and templates to engage my students.  And the discussions we have about word meanings have been so lively.  Thank you!”


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