C-05.3 Get Reasons & Instructions for Using Homophones: Beginning Card Decks
32-Page Using Homophones Beginning Activity & Idea Book
$3 (32 Half-Sized Pages)
Who It’s For: Teachers & Independent Learners of the Most Commonly Used Homophones
Why You Need It: With or without the materials they accompany, instruction books can be useful. In this case, the book provides generic suggestions for use of two-sided cards with illustrated vocabulary items on their faces and examples on their reverse sides.
What You’ll Do:
 Find out what homophones are. See why they exist in English (what sound vs. spelling correlations produce them). Look over lists of targeted “beginning-level” vocabulary items.
 Use Decks 1-6—or comparable home-made or purchased materials—for enjoyable card games and activities that provide practice in comparing and contrasting words that may confuse English users.
 Copy and distribute Quizzes 1A-6A, in which test-takers put homophones into appropriate contexts. Do the same with Quizzes 1B-6B, in which they match homophones with explanations of their meanings (short definitions). Check answers. Provide necessary review or additional practice.
 Go beyond given suggestions to design and conduct other homophone activities. Then to reinforce the principles, go on to “higher-level” materials and instruction.