Wednesday, February 18, 2015
When does a letter sound like a drink? When it’s a homophone
Homophones are words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings (heal/heel; bear/bare; weigh/way). To sharpen your child’s sense of language, think of a pair of homophones and give your child clues to guess it. For example, “I’m thinking of a word that is a letter and a drink” (T/tea). Get started with some of these pairs: ant/aunt; board/bored; hole/whole; meet/meat; rows/rose.