We use the NWEA MAP test in our district, and many of our First graders are expected to identify homophones. Many of the games available use complex sentences that my students aren’t quite ready to read. This game is a bit more on their level, and can be used whole-group or in pairs. Students can create sentences to go along with the pictures, or just play the game to become more familiar with homophones.
Print in color and on card stock, and laminate if you wish to use these again. Store in Ziploc baggies.
Place cards face down on table or floor. Students take turns turning over 2 cards at a time, in search of a pair. Once they’ve identified a pair, they keep those two cards. The student with the most pairs wins.
Activity extension: Once students have finished their game, have them go back to their own seats and create a sentence to go with 2 corresponding pairs. For example: We will meet at the swings at recess. My dad cooked meat on the grill last night.
Activity extension: Have students brainstorm together their own homophone pairs, and draw pictures to match each word. Have students create sentences to go with their homophone pairs.
NWEA MAP Testing
MAP for Primary Grades