Lesson Plan

Holy Homophones

Let your students know that learning about homophones is no huge challenge. Featuring some quirky videos and a bunch of interesting worksheets, this reading lesson is almost too good to be true.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to distinguish between different common homophones.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Explain to students that homophones are words that sound the same, but have different meanings and are spelled differently.
  • Draw a T-Chart on the board and write two common homophones in the heading section of the T-Chart, e.g. "no" and "know."
  • Explain that "no" can be used to say that you cannot do something, or that something that is not allowed. "Know" means you understand something. Say the words again and ask the students if they sound the same, then ask the students if they mean the same thing.
  • Play the Homophone Monkey and Brian McKnight and Cleo sing "Homophones" videos.