This packet should review:
-Definition of homonym
-Examples of homonyms
-Memory tips for frequently used homonyms
-Definition of mnemonic device
-Examples of mnemonic devices
-Related terms with definitions and examples
This packet reviews definitions and examples of both homonyms and mnemonic devices. Further, memory tips are offered for frequently used (or confused) homonyms. Any related terms are defined and discussed as needed. These goals are achieved through the use of an informative and thought-provoking slide show presentation, several video clips offering real-world, easy-to-remember examples, and the inclusion of a list of websites for further study.
This slide show presentation offers examples and sample sentences for commonly confused homonyms, as well as definitions and helpful hints for other commonly confused words.
Source: See slide show for citation
This is a hilarious, entertaining, and enlightening song giving examples of unexpected homonyms. Enjoy!
This is an opportunity for you to play along and hone your homonym skills! In a homonym game presented by the childrens' television show "Zoom," several great examples of homonyms are offered. See how many you can guess as you watch.
For another homonym game presented by "Zoom" that offers more homonym practice, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgGpLfPEl2Q&feature=related or the "Grammar Basic: Synonyms" packet at http://sophiau.com/packets/1144.
For more examples of homonyms and mnemonic devices for how to remember them correctly, visit the "Grammar Basics: Synonyms" packet at: http://sophiau.com/packets/1144
"A mnemonic device is any learning technique that aids memory. Commonly, mnemonics are verbal—such as a very short poem or a special word used to help a person remember something—but may be visual, kinesthetic or auditory. Mnemonics rely on associations between easy-to-remember constructs which can be related back to the data that is to be remembered. This is based on the principle that the typical human mind much more easily remembers spatial, personal, surprising, sexual, humorous or otherwise meaningful information than arbitrary sequences."
So, when studying commonly confused homonyms, such as "to," "too," and "two," notice the differences between these words (visual differences, differences in meaning, definition, or context, etc.) and try to remember these differences by in a memorable, meaningful way as suggested above. This may be through a rhyme, or a song, or just a simple visualization.
For more information about the differences and similarities between homonyms, homophones, homographs, and other related terms, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homonym.