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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Homophones!

Yesterday we started working with Homophones. I had one of those right - before - the - lesson - brain - cramps and decided to start my lesson a different way. Instead of me telling the students what homophones were I gave each student a card with a homophone pair on it. Students then got EEKK (elbow to elbow, knee to knee) with a classmate and talked about what they noticed about the words. Then we discussed what they noticed. This is what they came up with:
   * They sound the same ( with a little coaching from me... they wanted to say they were just the same)
   * They are spelled different.
   * They do not mean the same thing.

I was amazed and a bit proud of them ( well... and myself!)

We then listened to the homophone song and students had to highlight the homophone pairs in the poem.

Today they took a homophone pair and used a graphic organizer to draw a picture of the word, and use the word in a sentence. We are going to make these into a class book.




8 comments:

Ms. Durning said...

What's the homophone song?

SRadcliff said...
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SRadcliff said...

I bought a CD from Intelli - Tunes that has grammar and English songs with lyrics by Ron Brown. My kiddos love them!

schroederpage said...

The Phonics Dance has a cute chant for homophones. I love a song! www.theschroederpage.com
Monica

Mrs. Harris said...

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Ms. Durning said...

I too gave you the stylish award :)
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William said...

Check out
http://www.brade-tunes.com/pages/Homophone_Songs.html

Ms.Rucker said...

Pbskids.org Between the Lions has a cute homophone song.
http://pbskids.org/lions/videos/homophones.html

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