Reflection: Continuous Assessment Homophones: Write them Right! - Section 1: Warm Up


The idea for an upper elementary lesson on homophones came directly as a result of a random occurrence in the classroom yesterday.  The students had reading comprehension/research pages to complete that happened to be about President Calvin Coolidge when I noticed that they were having trouble recognizing homophones. Too many of my students said, "What's that?" Horrified, I decided right then to present a lesson on homophones that would make them think, and help solidify the term for good, and do it the very next day.

I love when their actions move the direction of the class in a way I didn't expect!

  Why Homophones in 5th grade?
  Continuous Assessment: Why Homophones in 5th grade?
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Homophones: Write them Right!

Unit 4: Grammar Greats
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: TSWBAT rewrite well-known stories using as many homophones as possible.

Big Idea: Challenge the kids to a homophone rewrite competition!

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