# Homographs: Intermediate Grades POKE Activity

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My students were able to grasp the concept of homographs quickly. However, on the weekly test, they were asked questions that more complex than just defining a certain homograph.

There are a ton of great resources out there for primary grades when it comes to this skill, but I didn’t see anything that matched my students’ needs and correlated to the complexity of what was being asked of my intermediate students on the test.

These cards are not just filled with homographs, but questions that ask students to use context clues to figure out a specific homograph definition. Two skills at once!

There are really several ways you can use these cards:
*The cards are set up in an interactive way that allow students to check their answers for instant feedback without recording anything.

*I also included a recording sheet (with answer key), because I want my students to be accountable for the work they were able to produce during rotation time. I still like to look over my students’ work to assess if a skill needs to be reviewed the following day.

*I actually used these cards in a whole class way for this particular skill. I split the class into two lines and had them facing each other. Each student had to silently read their card, then POKE, and their face to face partner had to approve or coach. Then the cards rotated through the line. The cards were not numbered in order, so the students were unable to notice a pattern.

*Additionally, if you would like to use these passages as strictly task cards (without the POKE idea), I included a separate recording sheet on page 16.

Answer keys and recording sheets available through product, if needed!

Directions for teachers on how to setup POKE:
*Print, laminate, and cut the cards.
*Hole-punch the middle of the 3 identical images (targets) on each card.
*Take a sharpie (use a light color, otherwise the students will be able to see through the card) and circle the hole that matches the correct answer on the BACK of the card.

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30 minutes
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