Sunday, February 6, 2011

Homophones or Homonyms or Homo Sapien? Say what?

Gobbly gook! That is what trying to remember what the difference between homophones and homonyms are when it comes to Language Arts! Hard to believe I wrote for my school paper, was in AP English both in High School and College.... yet you give me things like metaphor or simile, phonics(how does a long A sound, etc) or what is the difference between homophones and homonyms..... I am at a loss!
Thank goodness for internet, dictionaries and those lovely little cheat books some nice publisher has come up with to help parents understand their child's homework!
I don’t care if you are a homeschooling parent or a parent of a public schooled child... at some point you will come across the stuff they drummed into us in English class and because I believe the human brain is only capable of holding so much info...... we have misplaced our ability to understand this somewhere!!LOL
Every time the boys are at this place in their Language Arts..... they ask me, who refers them to the internet or this lovely all info dictionary thing my Mom gave us! Love that book, it is like the internet on paper!LOL
We then do our Language Arts lesson and then we try to find some elementary games online to coincide with those homophones or homonyms or whatever they are... and MAYBE, just MAYBE they will retain more of it than I did!!LOL

1 comment:

The Duckworth Family said...

I found lots of cute ideas from some blog hopping, but two of my faves lately have been

and then...oh golly I forgot what it's called.

Here it is!

They all have yougn children so some of their ideas are great for little ones.

And yes on the bracelet thing..I kept thinking what I could have used other than the candy's...I'm sure there are even some kind of ring shaped candies, but it was very good practice for my five year old to learn how to tie a knot!