Saturday, July 5, 2014

Homophones, Homonyms & Homographs

How I spent my Saturday...

I created a 35 page differentiated literacy center/unit on homophones! I know... CRAZY!! ;)

This unit on homophones, homonyms, and homographs can be used in your classroom in so many ways… as a literacy center, morning work, reinforcement worksheets, during your introduction/instruction on homophones, as an assessment of understanding, for home learning, and even during guided reading. I have included several activities that can be used throughout the year, as well as for homework/home learning.

I have also differentiated this unit by using different color collars on the dogs for different learning levels... YAY!! :)

This unit on homophones, homonyms, and homographs includes the following…

- (7) Mini-Anchor Charts for introducing and reinforcing homophone learning
- “Homophones I matched” recording sheet (to be used with the puzzle game)
- “Use it in a sentence” worksheet
- “Which one is it?” activity
- “Color the homophone, homonym & homophone” activity
- “Who am I?” riddle matching activity

- Homophones Puzzle Game with 57 homophone puzzles

have also added blank puzzle pieces for each learning level for you to add any additional homophones you may want to use/introduce. :)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Writing Interactive Journals

I have finally started taking some of my ideas for interactive journals and creating the journal entries. I decided to work on writing first... and I have to say, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. :)

These letter form handwriting guides and practice sheets are perfect for your classroom writing interactive journals, literacy centers, morning work, or handwriting/penmanship standards instruction. Each page focuses on both uppercase and lowercase letter forms. With 26 pages (one for each letter of the alphabet), you will have enough weekly interactive journal entries for three quarters!

I have also included writing interactive journal covers in two colors and designs (girl/boy) to use with your composition or spiral notebooks.

Click here to purchase this activity from my TpT store

Here is how these letter form handwriting guides and practice sheets can be used with your interactive journals...