Week of March 6
This Week’s Feature:
Study Pattern: Homophones
Words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings are called homophones. You need to know the spelling that goes with the meaning you want. Homophones can be very tricky because sometimes you automatically write the incorrect spelling to go with the meaning you want. As a result, it is very important to carefully proofread your writing, paying special attention to any homophones. Watch for homophones as you read and write.
This Week’s Special Spelling Practice Activity:
This week your spelling list contains homophones, words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. To help you keep the meanings straight, complete the Homophone Illustrations activity and turn it in to Ms. M., along with your weekly word sort and spelling story. Do not forget that for homework, you must also study your spelling words for Friday’s spelling test.
- Be sure that you know the definitions of every homophone on your spelling list.
- Choose three pairs of homophones (six words) that you think would be easy to illustrate. For example, isle (a small island) and aisle (a passageway between rows) would be fairly easy to illustrate.
- On cards, write each homophone at the top of the card. Illustrate the homophone below where you have written it. Be sure to color your illustration. On the other side of the card, write the definition of the homophone. Do this for each of the words you have chosen.
Choose the word sort for your group:
Here are this week’s spelling stories.