While working with words and homophones using the book “The Dove Dove”. I asked a group of second grade students what a homophone was. The answer from one student was clear and concise. “A homophone is what old people, who don’t have a cell phone, use to make phone calls.” In response to my blank look he added, ” you know the phones that are attached to the wall with a wire.”
The logic took a while but finally penetrated my old brain and I realized that he was talking about a phone that “old people,” meaning me I suppose, use at home, i.e. a “home-a-phone.”
Almost every buddy has won they just can’t bare to talk about it two much.