This week in language arts we have been learning about homophones and antonyms. If you are looking for a great introduction to both of these, Moby and Annie from Brain Pop Jr. are your people! I always love using their videos to get us started.
After watching the video, I gave each of my students a homophone puzzle piece. Once they read their word they had to walk around the room to find their partner that had the matching homophone.
This was such a great opportunity to discuss some of these words and build up their vocabulary. Once all the matches were found, we added them to the board and started working on creating our homoPHONES. Each student had to pick one set of homophones to illustrate on their phones.
Seriously though, how cute is that little emoji for “bawl”. #icanteven
You can download the puzzle cards and phone template here.
We also learned about antonyms. After watching this Brain Pop Jr video, we added some antonyms to our chart and created these ants.
Each student used the small sticky notes to record their antonyms onto.
This is such an oldie, but I do them every year with my students. You can download the ant template here.