All About Homophones: Your Complete Tool Kit
Do you remember reading about Amelia Bedelia when you were a youngster? She was hilarious. A generation later, my daughter, Jenny Rose, fell in love with the Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish and Lynn Sweat. Amelia always got everything confused. When she was told to draw (close) the drapes, she got out a pencil and drew the drapes. If the list said to bring the mail in, she grabbed a male and brought him into the house. Asked to water the flowers, she poured water into the bag of flour. She got herself into one scrape after another!
Amelia had a problem with homophones. Her parents should have used Marie Rippel’s All About Homophones. This workbook/set of games & fun activities would have helped her learn all about homophones…those words that sound alike, but are spelled differently because they are different. Amelia could have used the kit from first grade all the way through eighth grade—that way she would have started with simple homophones (be/bee & sea/see) and worked her way through the harder ones (capital/capitol and idle/idol).
Amelia Bedelia’s cooking always saved her from being fired because she was an amazing cook. But your children need to learn to tell the difference between these tricky words. This kit is a simple and fun way to learn about homophones. From games to fun activities and from worksheet pages to crossword puzzles, this kit is student and teacher-friendly. If your children has trouble with words that sound alike, but are spelled differently, check this out!
I think Amelia’s very favorite thing, though, would be the homophone machine http://all-about-homophones.com/homophone-machine.php –I had a great time playing with it myself. My children thought it was fun too! Go to the site and check it out! You’ll love it!
Blessings to you and your family!