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Lesson Plan
Homophones & Homonyms
Course: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Level: Advanced Intermediate
Objectives: For students to learn through context the difference between pairs of commonly used English words that sound alike but have different spellings or meanings. 
Materials:
Procedures:
1.
Briefly recall and activate students' relevant prior knowledge (see above), as it is needed to understand today's lesson.  Remediate if necessary.  Prior knowledge should include Phonics, Pronunciation, Spelling, Parts of Speech, and Vocabulary.
2.
In order for students to become more familiar with similar sounding words, pass out picture cards and have students match the word on their card to the words posted on the wall or tables. The students would match a card says "Red" and has a pictior of the color red to a card that says "Read" and a picture of a person reading.
3.
After the activity, explain that in English, sometimes two words sound the same, or are even spelled the same, but mean completely different things.
4.
Write the definition of homophone and homonym on the board and give some easy examples of each. 
5.
Distribute Alpabetical List of Common American Homophones for students to keep as a reference.
6.
Complete the "Fairy Tale Homonyms" activity, in which students are to find the homonyms in each sentence and then fix the mistake by replacing the incorrect word with the correct word.
7.
As a class complete Homonym Worksheet #1.
8.
Then, have the students complete Homonym Worksheet #2.  Go over the answers as a class.
9.
Assess students homonyms and homophones by showing students a list of American jokes based on words that sound the same but mean different things.
10.
For homework, see if students can write their own funny joke using a pair of homophones or homonyms.
Evaluation:
Classroom Activity
Informal Observation
Worksheets #1 & #2
Creative Writing Assignment: Original Homophone/Homonym Joke


T.A.P.P. Outcome(s):
#8: The teacher will demonstrate the skills needed to work with diverse populations. This lesson, which intended for English Language Learners, shows my ability to work with diverse populations insofar as it is adapted for a linguistic minority of students within the larger student population.