Welcome to my 2020 Blogging A-Z April Challenge. Each day, I will post a brief Journal On! Daily Writers’ Workshops lesson and prompt. Teachers, parents, and students may use the material to encourage daily writing practice, spark insight, and embrace mindful reflection.
We ate bread and blackberry jam while sitting in a traffic jam.
Homographs are fun words. Not only do they lend themselves to alliteration, but homographs also spark imagery in our writing. Homographs are word pairs that are spelled the same but have completely different meanings depending upon the grammatical usage or definition in sentences. Take the word jam. Jam, the noun, is a spreadable fruit, but jam, the verb, means to block something or be blocked. Many homographs always sound the same, but some homograph pairs are pronounced differently depending upon the context. For instance, produce can be fruits and vegetables, and produce can mean to create or make something. The vowel pronunciation or the syllable accents are different, yet the spellings are the same.
Let’s have some word fun with homographs. I included a vocabulary box you can use as a reference. Feel free to add your homographs.
Until tomorrow, Everyone.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.