We know that students learn best when they understand the practical value in each skill, which is why they engage with this activity so well! Students read selected news headlines and determine how to correctly use each pair of homophones in these everyday, real-life examples.
*10 PAIRS of commonly confused words included: lose/loose, desert/dessert, peace/piece, ensure/insure, air/heir, hair/hare, tail/tale, feat/feet, die/dye, fairy/ferry
**TWO OPTIONS to help your students master this skill and provide you with a quick grade!
1) Use Page 2 as one week’s worth of warmups or exit tickets OR
2) Use Page 4 as a ready-to-go assessment of student mastery.
--READY TO PRINT (copy at 85% to glue into interactive notebooks)!
TEKS Focus (Oral and Written Conventions/Spelling); 22(C): Spell commonly used homophones, 21(A): Differentiate between commonly confused terms
CCSS/CCR Focus (Language — Vocabulary Acquisition and Use): Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words; L.4.1g. Correctly use frequently confused words
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