Wednesday, April 2, 2014



For more than a week, we have brainstorming
words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have a different meaning. I started this lesson by giving the children an example of a homophones. Next, I gave the class a word and they had to think of the homophone.                                                         
Many children thought of examples themselves.

One confusing thing was words that have different meanings but are spelled the same.

Today, the children illustrated the words,  We were all so engaged in the activity that I lost track of time.  When I told the children we had to stop because it was lunch time, everyone groaned.  I promised we would continue after lunch and we did. I have included pictures a few examples.  All the homophones are posted on a wall in our classroom.  The children can uses these when they are writing to make sure they are using the correct word. It is a great way to learn how to spell words that are often confused.  We obviously did not think of all the homophones; you may want to expand the list with your child at home. 

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