My kiddies have been working on homophones, which I have to admit was trickier for some of my ELL students than I had anticipated. So, I just HAD to share with you two great resources that helped in my classroom while teaching homophones!
First up is Gene Barretta's Dear Deer picture book. This was not a new addition to my classroom library, but I was reminded by how helpful and fun it is for my class to read. The illustrations help my students connect the two different meanings. I read this story underneath my document camera, so all of my third graders could read the text and spot the two different spellings. They LOVED it! Click on the picture to find the book being sold on Amazon...I ordered mine through Scholastic. Hello Bonus Points!
My second find is new to my classroom this year...Pingo! It's from Sarah Cooley's great Homophone Activity Pack and my kids LOVE it. They're literally begging me to play Pingo any chance they get. What is Pingo you ask? Well, it's a homophone Bingo and a whole lot of fun! Follow Sarah's name to pick up your Pair of Pear pack now...how say that three times fast!!!