Focus on the word "bark" in the story as an example of a homonym.
Explain that a homonym is a word that has the same spelling and pronunciation as another but with a different meaning.
Help the class find the four examples of homonyms in this news story:
Give this example of a homonym being used in a joke:
"What kind of party do plumbers go to? A tap dance."
Give out copies of this worksheet:
Have the class deduce the answers from the pairs of clues.
Answers for the worksheet:
The class could write at least one joke each based on a homonym: