Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin
Suitable for: Secondary Students, Young Adults, Adults, independent learners, Home School students. (Grades 3-8, Instructors and Tutors. For English improvement, ESL, EFL, Literacy, WIOA, Career and College, and Corrections Institutions. New Readers; Beginning through Intermediate Language Learners
What They Are: Beginning Homophone Decks 1-6 contain 54 pairs of matching homophones (words with the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings) that are very common in everyday speech and writing. Examples are ate/eight, be/bee, are/"R", r, hear/here, there's/theirs, one/won, too/two, and the like. These are listed in the accompanying Book, and there are ten reproducible quizzes testing mastery of the items.
Why You Need Them: Although basic learners and very new readers may not have enough vocabulary to be confused by homophones, high-beginning language students and developing readers will soon encounter them. In fact, homophones may be fun to "study" because they're a "curiosity." Paying attention to them early in the learning process will provide a natural introduction to some of the vagaries of English spelling and vocabulary.
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 a matching test--with Answer Keys.
- includes Reference Lists of all relevant items for all three levels of materials
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