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Complete the

Story with
Homographs
Name:__________________________________

Homographs are words that have the exact same spelling, but different meanings.
Sometimes they are pronounced differently, and sometimes the pronunciation is the
same. It is important to use context clues to decide the meaning and pronunciation
of the word.

Word Bank
bat rose sign row tear light match bow content pitcher

Choose homographs from the word bank to complete the story below. Words will be
used more than once.

Robert and Nevaeh were on the same baseball team. When it was his turn at _________,
the _______________ threw Robert a fast ball. e hit the ball far across the par!. Nevaeh _______
up out of her seat with excitement. er hands moved "uic!ly. She was deaf, and she !new how to
___________ in #merican Sign $anguage. She did not ma!e any noise, but she was so happy as
the her teammate came in from his home%run hit that there was a _____________ in her eye.
#fter the game, the friends decided to wal! to a nearby restaurant for lunch. Nevaeh too!
off her baseball cap and put a _________ in her hair. She chose it especially to ____________the
color of her uniform shirt. &hey wal!ed past the _________ of par!ed cars and stopped at the
traffic ___________________. When it turned green, they crossed the street.
Robert saw the ____________ for 'i((a 'alace first. is mouth began to water. &hey went
inside and let their eyes ad)ust to the dar! room. #fter they sat down at a table, the manager came
over with a ______________ to ______________ the candle on their table. &he flame gave off a
low, dancing light. # vase on the table held a single red _________________.
Nevaeh and Robert both began to laugh. &hey were )ust friends, but this was suddenly
beginning to feel li!e a date. When the waiter came to the table to ta!e their order, he gave a small
___________. Nevaeh began to ____________ with her hands, but the waiter did not understand.
Robert laughed and "uic!ly told the confused man the _______________ of her order. She wanted
spaghetti and meatballs with parmesan cheese, and a green salad with ranch dressing. Robert
ordered raviolis and garlic bread. &hey shared a _________________ of iced tea.
Since Nevaeh needed her hands to help her tal!, their lunch was rather "uiet. &he friends
were ________________ to eat in silence, en)oying each other*s company and the good food.
When they finally____________ from the table to go home, they were very full. Since they lived by
a la!e, Robert got an idea for another fun activity.
+ey,- he signed, +.an you _______________ a boat/-
+If you don*t mind a "uiet ride,- she laughed as she signed. So off to the la!e they went.
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Name:__________________________________ Name:__________________________________
Key

Homographs are words that have the exact same spelling, but different meanings.
Sometimes they are pronounced differently, and sometimes the pronunciation is the
same. It is important to use context clues to decide the meaning and pronunciation
of the word.

Word Bank
bat rose sign row tear light match bow content pitcher

Choose homographs from the word bank to complete the story below. Words will be
used more than once.

Robert and Nevaeh were on the same baseball team. When it was his turn at bat, the
pitcher threw Robert a fast ball. e hit the ball far across the par!. Nevaeh rose up out of her seat
with excitement. er hands moved "uic!ly. She was deaf, and she !new how to sign in #merican
Sign $anguage. She did not ma!e any noise, but she was so happy as the her teammate came in
from his home%run hit that there was a tear in her eye.
#fter the game, the friends decided to wal! to a nearby restaurant for lunch. Nevaeh too!
off her baseball cap and put a bow in her hair. She chose it especially to match the color of her
uniform shirt. &hey wal!ed past the row of par!ed cars and stopped at the traffic light. When it
turned green, they crossed the street.
Robert saw the sign for 'i((a 'alace first. is mouth began to water. &hey went inside and
let their eyes ad)ust to the dar! room. #fter they sat down at a table, the manager came over with
a match to light the candle on their table. &he flame gave off a low, dancing light. # vase on the
table held a single red rose.
Nevaeh and Robert both began to laugh. &hey were )ust friends, but this was suddenly
beginning to feel li!e a date. When the waiter came to the table to ta!e their order, he gave a small
bow. Nevaeh began to sign with her hands, but the waiter did not understand. Robert laughed and
"uic!ly told the confused man the content of her order. She wanted spaghetti and meatballs with
parmesan cheese, and a green salad with ranch dressing. Robert ordered raviolis and garlic bread.
&hey shared a pitcher of iced tea.
Since Nevaeh needed her hands to help her tal!, their lunch was rather "uiet. &he friends
were content to eat in silence, en)oying each other*s company and the good food. When they finally
rose from the table to go home, they were very full. Since they lived by a la!e, Robert got an idea
for another fun activity.
+ey,- he signed, +.an you row a boat/-
+If you don*t mind a "uiet ride,- she laughed as she signed. So off to the la!e they went.
Complete the
Story with
Homographs
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