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review 2017-04-08 04:55
See the Yak Yak - Charles Ghigna,Brian Lies

See the Yak Yak is a greta story for any classroom when teaching homophones and homonyms. The story is very simple but very helpful. It helps with depicting the difference between the meanings of two words that are spelt the same or similar with different meanings. thee are countless activities that could be done using this book but the one that comes to mind would be a center where the students would match the homophones and homonyms together with the correct match. The students will then construct a sentence using the words matched. I would rate this book a four and a half out of five stars and is listed as a 10L on the Lexile scale. 

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review 2017-03-09 19:16
How Much can a Bare Bear Bear?
How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones? - Brian P. Cleary,Brian Gable

This book is a introduction to homographs. The book is filled to the brim with homographs for the students to learn. I would use this in my classroom to introduce homographs before our homograph lesson.

Lexile Level: AD880L

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review 2016-10-31 02:32
A Chocolate Moose For Dinner
A Chocolate Moose for Dinner (Stories to Go!) - Fred Gwynne

Grade: 4th


This book is full of homophones, figurative language, and idioms. The pictures will be sure to make kids giggle. I love everything about this book. It plays on the misconceptions that children have that do not understand figurative language.  After reading this story aloud to the class, we will discuss these parts of speech. The students and teacher will provide multiple examples of homophones, such as ate/eight, bear/bare, cent/scent/sent/, deer/dear, pair/pear, etc. The class will then be prompted to provide examples of idioms such as waking up on the wrong side of the bed, time flying, raining cats and dogs, having a green thumb, etc. These examples will be written on the board. The class will talk about how words can be confusing because they sound the same but mean different things. After the discussion, the students will come up with their own idiom or homophone. Then, they will draw what they think it looks like just as Fred Gwynne did in A Chocolate Moose For Dinner.

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review 2016-03-16 16:40
Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones - Gene Barretta

This text is about an ant that moves to the zoo and how she speaks in homophones. I would use this text in any elementary grade to teach my students homophones in lower grades or to review homophones with them in upper grades. It is a fun and creative way to get students interested and involved in a lesson. 

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review 2016-03-16 00:37
Purposeful and Fun!
Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones - Gene Barretta

Dear Deer is such a fun book! It is about  Aunt Ant who who writes a letter about her move to the zoo. She describes all the silly things that she sees using homophones. Trust me, you don't want your kids to miss out on this fun opportunity to learn! 


Use in the classroom: I would you use this during a lesson on homophones. I would read the book aloud to the students to see if they can identify the homophones. Then I would give a copy of one of the pages with the homophones whited out, read them aloud, and have the students figure out which word goes where. This is a great book to help the students understand homophones and how to properly use them!


Target grade level:K-2 

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