Other Often-Confused Pairs
(visual/oral/auditory/kinesthetic)

Have students use a class dictionary to find the meanings for each pair of words shown. Ask them to use each word in a sentence or to write captions for pictures they draw or cut out to illustrate the pairs. Have students write one or two mnemonics to help them remember how to spell each word in each pair. Ask volunteers to read their mnemonics aloud. Have students add their best pair to a class poster.

Confused Word Pairs
  adverse
  averse
galleon
gallon
  ascent
  assent
persecute
prosecute
  continuous
  continual
umpire
empire
  desert
  dessert
vocation
avocation
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