What are homophones and homographs?

 

A homograph is when 2 words are spelled the same but sound different.

 

Bow: I bow to the queen.

Bow: I have a toy bow and arrow

 

A homophone is when the spellings are different but the words sound the same:

 

to: I’m going to the shops

two: I have two best friends

too: This is too confusing!

 

This game is a great way of helping children recognise which is the appropriate word to use in different circumstances.

 

Playing the game:

 

To play the game you will need to think of the words that have the same sound or spelling.

I have attached a list below.

Examples you might use are:

which / witch

hour / our

too/ to/ two

bee / be

 

words for pictionary

 

You will need at least 2 players for this game.

The first person chooses a word from the list and attempts to draw it.

The other person (people) who to try and guess what it is that they are drawing. Once drawn instead of leaving it there like you would in the normal game of Pictionary, you have to write the correct version of the word next to the picture. To make it slightly more challenging you can write a sentence containing the appropriate word next to the picture.

You then swap places and the other person takes on the role of “artist”

 

In this game you are crating a visual image that you can relate to each word which will help the brain store the information as required. This is particularly beneficial for dyslexic learners.

 

This is just one of the games in the “Support your child with spellings” course I am currently putting together.

When it first goes live it will be FREE for the first month

If you’re interested just complete the form below and I will make sure I send you the link when it’s completed.

 

Look forward to speaking to you soon!

 

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