Unit Study of Sound Alike words- Homophones December 9, 2021 By Bekki Leave a Comment This content may contain affiliate links. Some words and concepts are trickier to master in the English Language. Like homophones. They sound the same, but have entirely different meanings. One brilliant way you massage those sound-alike words into our kids minds is to draw them. Check out the Language Nerds for ideas. Collect a list of most common homophones. Get some index cards and some colored pencils/markers. Each week, take the time to draw or find images that illustrate a group of synonyms. Example: Pair, pare, pear. On the front: draw/glue the image and the word; but, write the word in a spot that you can easily cover with your thumb. On the back: write just the word. A few times a week play games with the words. Pick 4 and create! Shuffle the deck and have your child pick 4 cards.Together, build the craziest, funniest, or weirdest sentence possible! ABC Order Give your student all, or a collection of the cards.Have them place the words in alphabetic order. Synonym sort! Group the words by parts of speech:Noun- pearVerb- pareAdjective-pair Spelling Bee!! Show just the imageSay the word-Spell Scrabble tiles Flip a wordSpell with scrabble letter tiles Build it!! Pick 4-5 words to build with play doe, sticks and rocks, or Legos! Challenging words need to be massaged in to our children’s minds. Have fun!!