Commonly Confused Words

Commonly Confused Words

For words that are commonly confused, have the students draw comic strips that illustrate the difference between the two words. This allows the students to use humor and art skills while learning about words.

The best comic strips will be photocopied and saved for reference for future classes. Maybe their work today will help future students remember the difference between two similar words.

This will be most effective if I wait until I learn which words the students tend to confuse, so that I can address their specific problem spots.

Possible word combinations:

desert / dessert
aisle / isle
accept / except
angel / angle
boar / bore
board / bored
corps / corpse
gorilla / guerrilla
miner/ minor
peak / peek/ pique
pedal / petal / peddle

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