Homophones, Using Level 4 = Advanced br/> 4 Packs of 27 Vocabulary Pairs each + 44-Page Book
Games & Activities
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:AdvancedHomophone Decks 12-15 contain 108 pairs of matching homophones (different words pronounced but not spelled the same) that are useful in educated speech and writing. These include polysyllabic words with unusual vowel or consonant spellings, words with grammatical endings, items with silent letters, compounds, and other "oddities" that come up naturally. Examples are assent/ascent, aural/oral, boy/buoy, carat/carrot, marshall/marshal, overdue/overdo, and the like. There are Sound & Spelling Charts, pedagogical Notes, Word Lists, Quizzes with Answers, ideas for learner-created materials, and the like.
Why You Need Them: Advanced language students, including independent learners and educated native speakers, may want exposure to "all there is to know" about vocabulary they can use in their everyday lives and work. Though no "educational product" provides practice in all homophonic pairs and groups that exist or may be created in English, the 216 items of these five two-sided card packs--with corresponding documentation--contain plenty of representative examples. Proficient learners might enjoy manipulating and working/playing with--and going beyond--such "sophisticated" materials.
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What They Do:
serve as flash cards for the recognition and production of 216 "upper-level" vocabulary words, all of which are homophones of one or two other items. Card users can view contextualized examples with blanks and definitions of the items on card backs; later these become cues for recall of the items as well as triggers for their use in context.
review procedures for learning activities and games particularly suited to the targeted material--and other vocabulary that follow the same principles
offer explanation, instructions, and supplementary ideas in a 32-page Activities & Ideas Book, which
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, paraphrasing exercises and a story with multiple misspellings to correct--with Answer Keys, of course
includes Reference Lists of all relevant items for all three levels of materials