B-3.3 Get & Use Deck A of 52 Beginning Rhyming-Words Picture Cards
Who They’re For: Language Students & New Readers Focusing on Homophonic Vocabulary. Card-Players
Why You Need Them: Just about everyone enjoys card play, even if the materials display educational material on both sides. These provide an engaging break from routine while building vocabulary.
What You’ll Do:
 From the Beginning Homophones Card Decks file, download all 24 pages to print out back-to-back, flipped horizontally. Cut apart the 108 two-sided cards so that they’re all the same size and shape. Note that they can be divided into 6 separate sets of 18 cards (9 matching pairs) each, arranged alphabetically.
 If helpful, use them as “Flash Cards” to preview the language content of the cards (the homophone pairs and their examples). Include pedagogy (“Why Homophones Exist in English”) if participants are interested.
 Try some of the cooperative or competitive learning activities suggested in the Using Homophones: Beginning Activity & Idea Book. Devise even more engaging procedures.
 Alternatively, print out the 24 pages of 9 images each one-sided. Use these 216 cards for learning activities/games that involve matching: two homophones with each other, each word with its illustrated example, and/or all four cards functioning as a “quartet.”
 Review, reinforce, and go beyond the content of the material.