When we studied homonyms, I found a delightful book, Your Aunt is a Witch, which presents homonym pairs in easy to remember rhymes. The cover alone catches the eye of the reluctant reader. I converted the rhymes into a painless but practical worksheet series for the students to illustrate. Here is one of the rhymes converted into worksheet style:
Little Prince Randolph is ( heir air ) to the throne,
And some day he will be king.
He simply adores to fly through the ( heir air )
On his solid gold, diamond-trimmed swing!
After the children pick the correct word, there is space to illustrate the rhyme.
When we discussed literal vs figurative language, I found The King Who Reigned a humorous combination of figurative images illustrated by literal drawings which also dealt with confusing homonyms. The children enjoyed making their own funny illustrations of “She’s all ears,”…
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