“Sky High” Unit 2
4. Homophones video and practice
Activity 2: Homophones video and practice - Directions: Explain (write on the board) Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and are spelled differently.
******Listen to this fun rap song to practice the differences between there, their, and they’re. Try to memorize the song with students. Print out a copy of the
BELOW IS THE TEXT OF THE SONG:
There, their, and there are homophones. Words that sound the same, but have different spellings and meanings.
Sometimes they’re difficult to tell apart, so if there is ever any and confusion about their uses, just remember this cheesy song.
there = a place
their = shows possession, belonging to them
they’re = a contraction for “they are”
There is the place I want to be.
That’s their stuff, their house, their car.
When they are is what you mean, that’s when you use an apostrophe.
Drop the “a” Combine the two.
You used a contraction because you’re no fool.
Homophones - Where are they?
They’re at their house. It’s over there.
Give students a blank version of this part and ask them to fill it in.
Print this bottom part out and cut a copy for each student:
T/h/e/r/e ________ is the place I want to be.
T/h/e/i/r That’s ________ stuff, ________ house, ________ car.
T/h/e/y/’/r/e When ________ is what you mean, that’s when you use an apostrophe.
Drop the “a” Combine the two. You used a contraction because you’re no fool.
Homophones - Where are they?
________ at ________ house. It’s over________ .
Teacher: Speak aloud several sentences using homophones. Some more common homophones to practice. Students can draw pictures illustrating these homophones.
here/hear = I hear you that the park is over here.
son/sun = Your son has spent too much time in the sun.
your = a possessive that shows something belongs to you
Where is your backpack?
you’re = a contraction (shortened word) for “you” + “are”
I don’t think you will have fun when you’re at the dentist.
write = to mark with a pen or pencil
right = correct, the opposite of wrong When you write the sentence I think you are right.
to = a function word I am going to read a book.
too = also Is Sara coming too?
two = a number - Hanny ran two kilometers in the race.
For more advanced students complete this together out loud or in pairs or on their own for more practice… You can print out copies…
Homophone Hero Directions: Choose the correct homophone to complete each sentence.
1. Ava could ________ the sound of the ocean when she held the seashell to her ear. a. here b. hear
2. We went to _______________ house for lunch yesterday. a. their b. there c. they’re
3. Sarah checked the _______________ before getting dressed. a. weather b. whether
4. Ben saw a _________________ in the woods. a. deer b. dear
5. I love the Maccabees because ________ great football players. a. their b. there c. they’re
6. Max’s favorite stuffed animal is a purple ___________ named Kooshy. a. bear b. bare
7. “Be careful, Rachel!” I shouted, “don’t ______________ the eggs!” a. brake b. break
8. I’m so hungry, I could eat this ________________ pizza! a. whole b. hole
9. I need ______ write ______ pages for school. a. to b. two c. too
10. I need you _______ help me because it’s ________ heavy. a. to b. two c. too