So I posted this unit about a week ago, but I am just getting around to blogging about it!
***Can I just start with, oh my goodness- I love it! I know, I know, it's kind of like when you talk about your own children... but really! I've already used it SO much!
Here are some snapshots of my whole class intro to homophones. We used Brainpop Jr, because my kids listen to Annie ten times better than me. It's okay, I'm woman enough to admit it! ha! The video also gave us a chance to clarify homonyms vs. homophones. Then I projected our chart on the Smartboard. The kids chose homophone pairs and wrote sentences for each on their whiteboards.
During my planning I was able to take my chart to our workroom and use the **MAGICAL** Poster maker. Do y'all have one of these??? I don't know how I lived before I worked at a school that had one. This is incredible! I scanned the chart, pressed 4 copies, and the machine printed and cut posters for my entire time completely on its own! Magic I tell you!
I wanted the kids to really, really focus on the to, two, too set so we used some of the printables in my pack to discuss the differences in each word's meaning.
Kids referred back to this mini-poster several times to remind themselves of the meanings of the words too!
Here is a snapshot of how I started using these resources in guided reading. I printed out the flashcards and Homophone charts for discussion and referral when we do word work in small group.
I also printed off the cards that are separate from the words so my cute little girls could practice matching them to the correct pictures!
I have not had a chance to use many of the printables with my kids yet, but here is how they will work for me! We will work with three homophone pairs at a time and glue them in our Word Work notebooks.
Then we will write the words, definitions, and an example sentence underneath. This will not only serve as great practice, but as an excellent resource for reference throughout the year!
I hope you enjoyed getting a peek at my new Homophone Unit! I also wanted to let you know that I put ALL of my Thanksgiving Units on Sale for tonight only! Grab them while you can!!!