Homophones can be tricky, even for professional sign-makers and creators of messages on a restaurant or school marquee. This resource includes three slide shows, each of which has 20 pictures of signs containing homophones. Half of the signs are spelled correctly, and half of them have the wrong spelling of a homophone on them.
The student’s first task for each sign is to identify the homophones. The next task is to determine if each homophone is spelled correctly, and if it is not, to come up with the correct spelling of the word.
The slide shows can be used as tools to assess student knowledge of homophones. As such, a customized answer sheet is included for each slide show.
Or, the slide shows can be presented as a whole-class activity with students orally identifying the homophones and whether or not they are spelled correctly. This will lead to a rather up-beat discussion as some of the signs are downright hilarious.
In addition to reinforcing the proper use of homophones, this resource also drives home the fact that embarrassing situations can be avoided simply by proof-reading one’s writing.
This resource includes:
- List of what homophones are in each slide show
- Three slide shows, each containing pictures of twenty signs and public notices - ten of the signs are spelled correctly, and ten of them contain misspelled homophones
- Student answer sheet for each slide show
- Teacher answer key for each slide show
The slide shows are in two formats: Adobe PDF and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
The documents are in two formats: Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word 2010 (fully editable)