What are some examples of homophones used in the video?
Why is it important to spell homophones correctly?
Display and discuss slides 5-6 of the Using Homophones Correctly PowerPoint – Upper Grades. In small groups, ask the students to brainstorm as many pairs of homophones as possible. Allow the students to share their ideas with the rest of the class and record these on the board.
Displayand discuss slides 7-13, which address the following homophones:
their, there and they’re
wear, where and we’re
your and you’re
to, two and too
by, buy and bye.
Play a few games of Homophones Bingo as a class. Allow the students to swap their game boards with each other so they are exposed to various groups of homophones.
Revise the definition of a homophone and the reasons why these need to be spelled correctly.
Allow more confident students to read out the sentences for the rest of the class during the bingo game.
Allow less confident students to work with a partner during the bingo game for additional assistance.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities