Homophone Detective

A lesson challenges scholars to show what they know about homophones. After watching a video, class members take part in a discussion and list common homophones. Grammarians compose a paragraph or story with at least 10 incorrect homophones that their peer detectives must sleuth out and correct. Partners read-aloud revised work. A worksheet assesses proficiency.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct the lesson in small groups—differentiate writing samples according to writing proficiency levels
  • Include your premade paragraph in the Guided Practice portion of the lesson to prepare learners for Independent Practice
  • Challenge early finishers to browse their independent reading books for homophones
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be familiar with how to proofread written work
  • Preparation includes queuing up the video and making copies of the worksheet
  • The lesson offers ideas for differentiation as well as extension activities 
  • Participants gain practice writing paragraphs
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