Friday, September 16, 2011

Vocabulary: A Reminder

Q. How teach homonyms, homophones and homographs?

A. Homonyms, same word, different meanings (bank--for money; bank--by the side of a stream); Homophones, same sound, different words (their, there); and homographs, same spelling, different meanings (tear--to rip/ tear--cry). Special problem for English as second language learners.

J Jacobean, et al. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy  (Oct. 07), 88 - 111.

[I never could get the differences clear in my own mind. This review was useful. RayS.]

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