Teaching Homophones

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Click the following link to download this free poster  Homophones Poster

Many reading programs introduce the concept of homophones in second grade.  Homophones are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have a different meaning.  Our students need to be able to tell the difference in the meanings of these words and to use the correct spelling in their writing.  If students misspell words or use the wrong word in writing, the reader is not likely to understand what they are trying to say.  Here’s a list of common homophones that you may wish to introduce to your students.

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Click the following link to download this freebie Homophones Word List 2

Learning homophones can be tons of fun!  One way to introduce the concept of homophones is by reading the Dear Deer book.  This adorable book contains tons of examples of homophones.

Dear Deer

There are so many activities for introducing and practicing these types of words.  Classic games such as “Memory” or “I Have, Who Has” are ideal for small group instruction.  The Make, Take & Teach Homophone Activity Pack contains 10 hands-on activities for introducing and practicing homophones.  It’s also helpful to have homophone posters within the classroom as a reference for our young writers.

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The Homophone Cards can be found in my online Teachers Pay Teachers store or through the Make, Take & Teach website.

These posters and activities can also be found in the Homophones Activity Pack.


The Complete Activity Pack for Teaching Homophones can be found in the Make, Take & Teach website and in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.



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