Thursday, March 15, 2012

Homophone Freebie

WOW! Holly over on her blog Crisscross Applesauce is having the giveaway of the Century. You don't want to miss this one. She's got a new look and hit 400 followers. Head on over and check it out. Just click on her button below.

We are working on homophones next week and to tell you the truth I wasn't sure the difference between homonyms and homophones. It's been a few years since I studied them in college. Did they teach them in college? So the good ole internet set me straight.
homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Example- deer/dear
homonyms are words that have the same spelling and sound but a different meaning. Example- train (your dog) /train (choo-choo)
And then there are homographs which are words that have the same spelling but sound different and have different meanings. Example- bow (in your hair) /bow (curtsy).
So now you know! I'm sure the little firsties will really be glad don't care to know the difference. But if you're doing a lesson for your formal evaluation, now you'll know what you're talking about. Your principal will be so proud. Do ya think he/she knows the difference?
Anyhoo, here is a little sort I put together for any and all who would like it. There is also a little worksheet for some extra practice or assessment. Just click on the picture for a free download. Graphic are from Scrappin Doodles and KPM Doodles!
I'd love some feedback if anyone cares to leave a comment!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday!!!


Miss Squirrels said...

Thank you! We did Homophones this week...had some {boring} activities, this will make for a great reinforcement center!

Going Nutty!

Tammy said...

whew we need that one thank you so much.

First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

Holly said...

You always post things at just the right time - love the homophone worksheet!

Thanks for entering and blogging about my giveaway!!!!!

Happy Friday!

Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Rachel said...

Thank you so much for this! Our students know what homophones are and this would be great reinforcement!

Unknown said...

This is great!
First Grade Blue SKies

Lori Rosenberg said...

I love this fun activity and so will the children! Thanks for sharing!

Teaching With Love and Laughter

Unknown said...

This is fantastic! I just started asking my students to try homophones independently last week. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

I also nominated you for 2 awards. Yes, I wrote 2! :)

Hop on over and check thm out! :)

Laura said...

What would we do without the internet?? This looks awesome!! Thank you for sharing!

Peace, Love, and First Grade

Delighted said...

Definitely need more practice with homophones. You make the cutest stuff! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Thanks, Sheree! Super cute and useful, as always :)

Grade ONEderful

Unknown said...

what a colorful blog! I like all the articles you write! something attract me! will tell you the differences between homophones, homonyms and homographs!