Homophones are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. In this game you try to get pairs of homophones, and be the first person to get rid of all of your cards.
1. First, you'll need a deck of Write Right cards. You can use index cards and write your own homophones with a pen or marker, or you can print a copy of our List of Homophones on a piece of cardstock paper. It's really important that you have a pair of cards that match - like write and right.
2. Make sure the cards are mixed up, and deal 7 cards to each player. Make sure you keep your cards secret! The rest of the cards are placed in a picking pile, with the first card from the deck turned face up in a discard pile. The picking pile and discard pile should be in the middle of all the players.
3. Check to see if you have any matching pairs of homophones. If you do, tell what each word means - either the meaning or by using it correctly in a sentence. After you tell the meaning, you can set the pair down in front of you. (If you're playing with younger children, you can tell them the meaning of the words!)
4. Pick one person to start. You can either choose a card from the picking pile, or you can choose the discard pile. (To pick up the discard pile, you MUST show the card in your hand first that matches the TOP card of the pile. You have to take ALL the cards from the discard pile!) After all of the pairs are set down, you must throw a card away in the discard pile.
If you pick from the picking pile, you choose the first facedown card from the pile. If you have a pair, you say the meaning and set it down in front of you - then you throw away a card in the discard pile.
5. Now it's the next person's turn. They can choose to pick up the discard pile or pick a card from the drawing pile.
This continues until one player has no more cards left in their hand. The first player to get rid of all of their cards is the winner!