Right now my youngest is working on same sounding words that mean different things.
He is pretty good at choosing when the right spelling matches the meaning, He keeps asking me WHY we have words that sound the same that are spelled different. I have yet to come up with anything simple to tell him, other than yes I know it doesn't make and sense/cents!
If you have an easy way to explain it, please share.
Answer by fiatpax at 10:16 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by May-20 at 8:39 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by m-avi at 10:11 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Dang, I'm trying to figure out an easy way, but no matter what I come up with it's complicated.
Roll / role is a tough one to explain easy. Because you have wheels or dice that roll, but you can also eat a dinner roll. Role - we all play a role in our children's lives.
There / their / they're is a little easier. There is a place, their is a possessive and they're is a contraction of they are.
No / know - no is a negative like nobody, noone, no I don't want peas for dinner. Know is indicative of knowledge. I know how to tie my shoes.
If he's good at dissecting sentences by verb, noun, adverb, adjective, etc. then it might be easier to go that route.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:08 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by gdiamante at 9:17 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by Bmat at 9:32 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by fiatpax at 10:17 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Or like read can be pronounced different depending on tense, but is spelled the same regardless.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:21 AM on Nov. 7, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 1:01 PM on Nov. 7, 2013