Word Play


ELAR-Grade-4 Foundational Skills Word Play
Students increase their spelling skills through identifying, explaining, using, and spelling homophones.

This learning experience is designed for device-enabled classrooms. The teacher guides the lesson, and students use embedded resources, social media skills, and critical thinking skills to actively participate. To get access to a free version of the complete lesson, sign up for an exploros account.

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Teacher Pack

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Here are the teacher pack items for Word Play:

Preview - Scene 1
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Overview

In this experience, students increase their spelling skills through identifying, explaining, using, and spelling homophones.

Students will work together in small groups in Scenes 3 and 4.

The Student Pack includes links to several digital dictionaries.

Objectives

  • Identify, explain, spell, and define homophones.
  • Explain the meaning of homophones.
  • Use homophones.

Duration

  • One class period.


reign and rain

Does a king reign or rain? Are clouds filled with reign or rain? In this experience, you will learn about words that sound the same but have different meanings.

Objectives

  • Identify, explain, spell, and define homophones.
  • Explain the meaning of homophones.
  • Use homophones.



Discuss student responses. Invite them to define rain and reign.

Ask students to explain what the two words have in common as a lead-in to the explanation of homophones in the next scene.


When everyone is ready to continue, unlock the next scene.

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