Friday, March 30, 2012

Homophones Baby!

Holly Batman... what a week! Coming back from break has been exhausting! We began learning a grade level Mexican folklorico dance for an open house performance (Go Mexican Hat Dance!), started our zoo/animal unit and .... did homophones, nothing crazy new but here's a peek at our week with with homophones.

We talked about them extensively... my EL's have a hard time with these, but they are really hanging in there this year! We used our anchor chart and I gave them several examples to start our list. Then we read a few books that helped us add to our list...

Later they got to play a homophone match up game. My kiddos love to get "scrambled" and then hunt to find their match, so we play games like this often :) After they found their match, each pair came to the front to explain why they were homophones and what each word meant.

this pair was meet and meat! Don't you love the shirt tucked into the oh, first graders!
Then the kiddos took their word from the pair and put it onto a pear!

knight and night :)
Here's a look at our finished work

And how about a copy of the workshop sheet my kiddos did? Click the pic to download :)


Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

awesome! thank you! I actually am doing some homophones in my spring this will be a good addition to it :)

♥ Jen
The Teacher's Cauldron

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

LOVE this!
First Grade Blue SKies

The Hands-On Teacher said...

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The Hands-On Teacher

Heather's Heart said...

What a great post! I am loving it all! =)

Heather's Heart

Unknown said...

Thanks for this idea! It is a fun way to reinforce the idea of homophones. I Googled first grade homophones and your blog was at the top of the list! I'm going to take a look around your blog now! ~Heidi V.