Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin
Suitable for: 5-8, Students, Instructors and Tutors. Secondary Students, Young Adults, Adults, independent learners, and Home School students. For English improvement, ESL, EFL, Literacy, WIOA, Career and College, and Corrections Institutions. New Readers; Beginning through Intermediate Language Learners
What They Are: Intermediate Homophone Decks 7-11 contain 90 pairs of matching homophones (words with the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings) that are relatively frequent in speech and writing. These include words with endings, plurals and past tense verbs, and words with silent letters that sound the same as other words. Examples are higher/hire, band/banned, knead/need, knew/new, knew/new, etc. There are Charts, Word Lists, Quizzes with Answers, visuals, ideas, and much more.
Why You Need Them: Intermediate language learners and readers may be even more likely than others to become frustrated by the many homophones that exist in everyday English. That's because so many of them are the result of alternative spellings of vowels, silent consonants, and grammatical word endings, all of which come up often in pronunciation, reading, spelling, and vocabulary instruction.
What They Do:
- tells why homophones exist in English, giving charts of the spellings that produce them
- explains how the cards work, suggesting other ways to use them efficiently and effectively.
- gives other ways to teach and/or learn these interesting vocabulary pairs
- offers reproducible Mastery Checks of two kinds, a fill-in and Vocabulary Charts--with Answer Keys.
- includes Reference Lists of all relevant items for all three levels of materials