English - Language Based Work : English - Language Based Work The Singular and Plural Form
Homophones and Homonyms
Teaching Grammar Creatively
By Francois Cilliers The Singular and Plural Form : The Singular and Plural Form The Singular form literally means “one” or “as a unit”
e.g. The Staff / The child
The Plural form expresses the meaning of “more than one” or “many”
e.g. The children / The men Change the Following to Plurals : Change the Following to Plurals Church
VIPs Important Rule!
Some nouns take only a SINGULAR form as they are UNCOUNTABLE e.g. ADVICE, KNOWLEDGE, etc. Homophones and Homonyms : Homophones and Homonyms HOMOPHONES are words that are pronounced in the same way, but differ in spelling and meaning e.g. We talk aloud - We are allowed to go.
HOMONYMS are words spelt and pronounced in an identical way, but have different meanings and functions e.g. He hit the ball over the net - The prince met Cinderella at the ball. Exercise Based on Homophones and Homonyms : Exercise Based on Homophones and Homonyms Explain the difference between homophones and homonyms to a Grade 5 learner: Give ideas! Slide 6: The word “bat” has “three” different meanings. Write three sentences to show the different meanings. (Twice as a noun and once as a verb)
The bat sleeps in the cave at night.
He played with an exceptional cricket bat in the tournament.
He will bat first for his team. Slide 7: Look at the following words, then think of another word with the same pronunciation, but with a different spelling:
Threw Slide 8: Pray
Higher Please note!
There may be asked of you
to use these words in a sentence to
clarify its meaning. Teaching Grammar CrEaTiVeLy : Teaching Grammar CrEaTiVeLy Brainstorm five things that you could do to make grammar more exciting for the learners in your classroom one day Ideas May Include… : Ideas May Include… Motivation
To ensure that the learners would actually want to learn. You can even sing if you want to!
This will motivate them to be excited about the work. Slide 11: Using DRAMA (roleplay / acting)
in the classroom
This will ensure that the learners actually stay interested.
Finding easier ways of explaining the work to learners
Try to explain difficult grammar rules in an easier way, so that the learners can actually understand the work better. Slide 12: Reward learners when they got an answer correct!
This will motivate them to try and do the work correctly everytime. Rewards may include a chocolate bar, etc.
Be cautious of being too strict
with learners in the classroom when
they got an answer incorrect
Know that they are not perfect
and that it is human to make
mistakes - Even we, as educators
sometimes make mistakes. Thank You! : Thank You!