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  1. LATechTeacher

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    I posted this on the 4th grade forum, but I wanted everyone to see it! Is a homophone a literary device? I want to teach a lesson for an observation, but I can't do that unless I match the homophones to the curiculum. I really need to know!!! HELP!
     
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  3. ~mrs.m~

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    http://mrbraiman.home.att.net/lit.htm

    I don't think a homophone is a literary device but I cannot imagine that it would not be part of an elementary school language arts curriculum at all levels. It is very useful for readers/writers to know. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks!
     
  5. Proud2BATeacher

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    I don't think it is a literacy device. I do know that my second graders in Georgia needed to know what a homophone was.
     
  6. runsw/scissors

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    I think the NE standards require they be taught in some way because when it comes to choosing the correct word for a sentence the students need to know there is a difference and what it is. If homophones were used as a literary device it would likely be as a pun. Homophones themselves as just a classification, I think.
     

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