They're, Their, There Target Game and Sorting Activity
Target Game Overview:
Cut out all the cards or just pick a sheet to use. Verbally say the sentence. Have the student verbally spell the correct homophone (there, their, or they’re) After the student spells the word, they proceed to hitting the appropriate target. I mark on my checklist if they answer correctly or incorrectly. If needed I will show the student the card with the setence. The word they need to spelling is missing on the card so it’s okay if they see the card-it helps my visual learners.
I put the large targets on the wall or outside on trees and the students use different means to hit the targets. Things I’ve used have been throwing bean bags, water balloons, squirt guns, and even a laser pointer. If I’m using this in the winter, I’ll laminate the targets and have students throw snowballs to hit them. Use whatever creative materials you have that would be appropriate for your location and students. I like to get my students outside, but you can use them inside as well. I have even put the targets on the floor and had students stomp on them. They love mixing up the ways I have them hit the targets.
2. 30 cards that can be cut out and used as cards or kept together as a sheet. These include a sentence with a blank for the homophone in the sentence.
3. checklist/ answer key for the teacher to record which words the student answers
correctly or incorrectly.
Sort Activity Overview
Have students cut out the 30 cards (or just 15 if you don’t want to use all 30). Students sort the cards by placing them on the correct target. Optional: Students then record their answers on the recording sheet by writing the correct homophone for each card.