Poor Miss Cue and Miss Queue...
They just want to be good teachers but find themselves in all kinds of trouble
when the words that they say and hear mean something different in their new classrooms!
As you read through the book you will notice that Miss Cue and Miss Queue
are especially confused by homonyms.
Homonyms are two words that are spelled or pronounced the same
but have different meanings.
There are TWO different kinds of homonyms:
homographs and homophones!
Homographs are two or more words that are SPELLED the same but have different meanings.
Example: bat & bat
Homophones are two or more words that SOUND the same but have different meanings.
Example: pair & pear
The teachers' names, Miss Cue and Miss Queue, are homophones!
They sound the same but are spelled differently.
The two names also SOUND like the word miscue - which means mistake.
There are heaps of HOMONYMS in Teacher Trade!
How many can YOU find?
Different languages and dialects also have unique expressions called idioms.
Here are a few that you will find in Teacher Trade!:
"Get off my case!"
"Doggy doo" or "dog doo"
The dance that kids do when they need the bathroom.
"Leave me alone!" or "Mind your own business!"
"Gannin' doon toon!"
"Watch out for the..."