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Mr. Dumpty misuses words; the words
he chooses to express his thoughts
only confuse Alice.
‘I don’t know what you mean by
...
“When I use a word,” Humpty
Dumpty said in a rather
scornful tone, “it means just
what I choose it to mean —
neither more ...
• The purpose of language is to
convey meanings.
• But sometimes words fail: they
don’t communicate the
meaning we had in ...
This term’s Literacy
focus: HOMOPHONES!
• But what are homophones?
• Words that sound the same, but
are spelt differently ...
Some examples…
Homophones
For example:
• Flower –
• Flour –
Homonyms
Words that are spelt and sound
the same, but have dif...
150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland assembly
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  1. 1. Mr. Dumpty misuses words; the words he chooses to express his thoughts only confuse Alice. ‘I don’t know what you mean by “glory”,’ Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. ‘Of course you don’t – till I tell you. I meant “there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!”’
  2. 2. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass What is the problem with this?
  3. 3. • The purpose of language is to convey meanings. • But sometimes words fail: they don’t communicate the meaning we had in mind. • When words fail, either we misused a word or a word misused us.
  4. 4. This term’s Literacy focus: HOMOPHONES! • But what are homophones? • Words that sound the same, but are spelt differently and have different meanings. • What symbol would you see in your book to highlight a homophone error? • WW
  5. 5. Some examples… Homophones For example: • Flower – • Flour – Homonyms Words that are spelt and sound the same, but have different meanings. For example the word ‘rose’. What does this word mean?

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