Teaching homophones can be as frustrating as learning them! Even adults confuse them all the time. However, the ability to spell and write the correct homophone is one of the hallmarks of an educated person. The key is practice, and lots of it! This 40 PowerPoint resource will help your students get lots of important practice for the homophones of:
there, their, they're
to, too, two.
Sentences are simple and easy to read, which allows even struggling readers to focus on the task at hand.
Please note that this Power Point is NOT editable or printable. It has been saved in Power Point Show to protect the copyright on the artwork. It will also launch immediately into the Power Point program to help save you set-up time. The second click on each slide displays the answer to the question in red.
There are a number of ways to use this homophone PowerPoint in your classroom.
As a Teaching Tool:
Go over each question as a group discussing each answer option. Focus on teaching students how to eliminate answers that have no possibility of being true. This will help with testing when the time arrives.
Divide your class into two teams. Go back and forth giving each team every other slide. Each team must work together decide on the answer.
For Evaluation, write the answer on an answer sheet, then self check when the slide is clicked a second time.
If you are interested in the task cards and game that this resource is taken from, see:
Don't Let Homophones Drive You Batty
Sets Two and Three will be added soon.
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