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- practice and learn meanings, spelling, and use of homophone word pairs.
Homophone, homonym, spelling, definition
In this lesson, use the lesson resource -- the Homophone
Activity Sheet -- to create customized homophone activity
pages. The Homophone Activity Sheet includes more than 150
homophone pairs. For each pair, two sentences are provided;
each sentence has blanks in it. Only one of the homophone
word pair will correctly complete each sentence. It is the
students' job to select the correct word to complete each
Note: The sentences on the Homophone Activity Sheet are arranged in order of difficulty. Simply copy and paste the text for any ten consecutive (grade-appropriate) homophone pairs into a word processing document to create a custom-made homophone activity!
Adapt the Activity
Following are some ideas for adapting the activity:
- Use the sentences to hold a class Homophone Bee. Write
a homophone pair on the board, then read one of the two
sentences from the Homophone Activity Sheet. A student stays
in the game as long as s/he gives a correct answer.
It is easy to use the process of elimination
when selecting the homophone that completes each sentence;
if you are sure about which word fits in one sentence,
you are probably correct about the other one too. Instead
of providing two sentences, you might provide the homophone
pair and just one sentence. Then students really
have to think about which word fits; they cannot use the
context of the first sentence to help them figure out
which word fits in the second sentence.
- If you have a projector attached to your computer, project
the Homophone Activity Sheet on the wall. One at a time,
call on students to do the activity related to one of the
homophone word pairs.
- Give older students all 150 homophone pair sentences and
see who gets the most correct!
Create a review activity comprised of a random sampling of
grade-appropriate homophone pairs and their sentences. Students
should achieve a score of 90 percent or better.
Lesson Plan Source
LANGUAGE ARTS: English
GRADES K - 12
NL-ENG.K-12.2 Reading for Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills
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Originally published 05/23/2003
Last updated 03/17/2009