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Grade: Elementary
Subject: Language

#740. Which Witch is Which?

Language, level: Elementary
Posted Wed Dec 9 06:36:06 PST 1998 by Tamara Miles (tj46stu@semovm.semo.edu).
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri USA
Materials Required: pencil, paper, and dictionary
Activity Time: 30 minutes

This activity is based on practicing homonyms. The teacher would provide the student's with a list of homonyms. Examples are "mail and male," "write and right," "through and threw," and etc.
The student's would be required to take each word and write the definition on a piece of paper. After finding all the definitions, the student would be required to write a sentence using the word
according to it's definition. This activity is a way of helping student's in their writing. A majority of student's will use the wrong word because it sounds like the word they are wanting, but
they often mispell it because of confusion with homonyms. After completing this activity, the student's in your class will hopefully have a better understanding of homonyms.