A brief powerpoint breakdown on the nine of the most commonly misused homophones in the English language. It includes slides perfect for note-taking, as well as several practice slides towards the end for a great class activity.
In order to utilize the practice activity, some assembly will be required.
1. Before the lesson, I cut index cards in half and created 15 sets of each of the nine words to be addressed in the lesson. This allows for a class of 30 to work in pairs.
2. Hand the index cards out to the students before the practice activity. Explain the directions: when a student knows the answer, lift up the corresponding card.
3. For all of the practice questions, wait until every pair has got their answers up, then proceed to show the answer and discuss.
4. For the last slide, it is a competition. For this slide, partners will have to clear a desk and proceed to use all nine cards to fill in the blanks on the last slide in the correct order. Once a pair is done, they must get the teacher's attention, and the teacher will verify if they are correct. If they are correct, they receive whatever reward the teacher decides (if there is one at all). If not, the game continues.