L. Arts Mini-Spark #9: Homographs

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Put quite simply, a homograph is a group (usually a pair) of words that are spelled the same way, but have different meanings. They may or may not be pronounced the same way, although the difference in pronunciation is often just a shift in the accented syllable.

Strengthen your brain by playing a matching game.

You will be given two lists of word definitions.Find the pair that has the homograph in common. Here is a sample:

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2 and D go together since their word is “dove.”

3 and A both go with the word “tear.”

The remaining words are: contract, wound, and model.

Work through 3-5 sample sets at Byrdseed.com. 

Try to find the answers and jot down your guesses, before clicking the hint button. This will give you the 5 words.

Your challenge:

Build a 2 column form for these 5 homographs (or 5 of your choice)

minute, coordinates, produce, entrance, down

Make an answer key to go along with your definitions.

Share your lists with your teacher or  EY coordinator in your building.

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