Homophones: Words that sound the same, but mean different things and have different spellings! We look the same, Chip! Tha...
ARE vs. OUR <ul><li>Are  –  verb  –  a form of the verb “TO BE,” indicating a state of being </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You  ar...
ARE vs. OUR ARE  you going to join in  OUR  dance?
HEAR vs. HERE <ul><li>Hear  –  verb  – to perceive a sound with the ear </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you even  hear  what I’m ...
HEAR vs. HERE Come over  here  so I can  hear  what you are saying better!
HOLE vs. WHOLE <ul><li>Hole  –  noun –  a small opening in something, a gap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a  hole  in thi...
HOLE vs. WHOLE That  whole  car fit through a little  hole  in my baseboard!  I knew I had mice!
PATIENCE vs. PATIENTS <ul><li>Patience  –  noun  – the quality of being patient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I have a lot of  pat...
PATIENCE vs. PATIENTS I know a handsome gentleman who’s a doctor, and he has a lot of  patience  for the complaints of his...
PEACE vs. PIECE <ul><li>Peace  –  noun  – a state of harmony between people or groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We’re hoping f...
PEACE vs. PIECE All I wanted was some  peace  and quiet, but what I got instead was this  piece  of cheese!
PLAIN vs. PLANE <ul><li>Plain  –  adjective –  simple, without decoration or adornment; obvious and apparent </li></ul><ul...
PLAIN  vs. PLANE What are all these knobs and levers?  I thought this  plane  was going to be a  plain , simple craft!
THEIRS vs. THERE’S <ul><li>Theirs  –  possessive pronoun  – belonging to them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This car is definitely...
THEIRS vs. THERE’S There’s  Chip and Dale with that strange friend of  theirs !
THERE vs. THEIR vs. THEY’RE <ul><li>There  –  adv  – in or at a place; indicating a location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I am go...
THERE vs. THEIR vs. THEY’RE As our heroes face impending doom, they hang  there  over a gaggle of hungry cats, knowing tha...
TO vs. TOO vs. TWO <ul><li>To  –  preposition  - used for expressing motion or direction toward a point, person, place, ti...
TO vs. TOO vs. TWO The  two  chipmunks went  to  the mansion to find the treasure and discovered some interesting clues al...
WAIT vs. WEIGHT <ul><li>Wait  –  verb  – to be available or in readiness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She  waits  for the bus at ...
WAIT vs. WEIGHT Let’s  wait  until we’re outside the Earth’s orbit when we won’t have any  weight …then we can float aroun...
WEATHER vs. WHETHER <ul><li>Weather  –  noun –  the state of the atmosphere as it applies to wind, temperature, cloudiness...
WEATHER vs. WHETHER Let’s check to see  whether  the  weather  is nice enough to go outside.
WHOSE vs. WHO’S <ul><li>Whose  –  pronoun  – belonging to what person? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whose  coat was left in my cl...
WHOSE vs. WHO’S Who’s  going to tell me  whose  plunger this is?!
YOUR  vs. YOU’RE <ul><li>Your  –  possessive pronoun  – belonging to you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I can’t tell if this is  yo...
YOUR vs. YOU’RE I bet  you’re  glad you remembered  your  running shoes today!
HOMEWORK Quick Write # 5: <ul><li>Using the homophones list as a guide, write a paragraph about one of the following theme...
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  1. 1. Homophones: Words that sound the same, but mean different things and have different spellings! We look the same, Chip! That’s true, Dale! But we’re actually DIFFERENT! Just like homophones!
  2. 2. ARE vs. OUR <ul><li>Are – verb – a form of the verb “TO BE,” indicating a state of being </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are such wonderful students! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are teachers for Shaler Area. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our – possessive pronoun – belonging to us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hey! Don’t throw that away, it’s our project for school! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. ARE vs. OUR ARE you going to join in OUR dance?
  4. 4. HEAR vs. HERE <ul><li>Hear – verb – to perceive a sound with the ear </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you even hear what I’m saying? I feel that you’re not listening to me! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Here – adverb - in this place; in this spot or locality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put the book here on the shelf, please. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. HEAR vs. HERE Come over here so I can hear what you are saying better!
  6. 6. HOLE vs. WHOLE <ul><li>Hole – noun – a small opening in something, a gap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a hole in this container and all my soup is leaking out! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whole – adjective – undivided, in one piece, complete </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t leave out any details! Tell me the whole story! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. HOLE vs. WHOLE That whole car fit through a little hole in my baseboard! I knew I had mice!
  8. 8. PATIENCE vs. PATIENTS <ul><li>Patience – noun – the quality of being patient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I have a lot of patience when it comes to loud 7 th graders! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Patients – plural noun – one who is under the care of a doctor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The doctor saw four patients today who all had the flu. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. PATIENCE vs. PATIENTS I know a handsome gentleman who’s a doctor, and he has a lot of patience for the complaints of his patients .
  10. 10. PEACE vs. PIECE <ul><li>Peace – noun – a state of harmony between people or groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We’re hoping for peace in the world so that nations stop fighting. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Piece – noun – a small, separate portion of something </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I can’t eat a whole cake! Just give me a little piece , please. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. PEACE vs. PIECE All I wanted was some peace and quiet, but what I got instead was this piece of cheese!
  12. 12. PLAIN vs. PLANE <ul><li>Plain – adjective – simple, without decoration or adornment; obvious and apparent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Her room is decorated in a very plain manner without a lot of pictures or posters. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s plain to see that you simply haven’t done your homework. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plane – noun – an airplane; a flat surface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I flew in a plane for the first time today! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put this piece of wood on an even plane so I can cut it correctly. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. PLAIN vs. PLANE What are all these knobs and levers? I thought this plane was going to be a plain , simple craft!
  14. 14. THEIRS vs. THERE’S <ul><li>Theirs – possessive pronoun – belonging to them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This car is definitely theirs ; you can tell by the personalized license plate. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There’s – contraction – a contraction, short for “THERE IS” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hey, look! There’s Timmy, he’s back at school after a long illness! </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. THEIRS vs. THERE’S There’s Chip and Dale with that strange friend of theirs !
  16. 16. THERE vs. THEIR vs. THEY’RE <ul><li>There – adv – in or at a place; indicating a location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I am going to put this book over there on the table. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Their – possessive pronoun – belonging to them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I got a personal tour of their new home. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>They’re – contraction – a contraction, short for “THEY ARE” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They’re really nice people once you get to know them! </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. THERE vs. THEIR vs. THEY’RE As our heroes face impending doom, they hang there over a gaggle of hungry cats, knowing that they’re in a tricky position and must use their knowledge and education to save them!
  18. 18. TO vs. TOO vs. TWO <ul><li>To – preposition - used for expressing motion or direction toward a point, person, place, time, or thing approached and reached. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We went to the mall last weekend. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To this day, I still don’t understand homophones! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He gave the present to me. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Too – adverb – also, in addition, to an excessive extent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I love English, too ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This class is too much fun! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two – noun – the cardinal number, the sum of 1+1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I have two dogs. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. TO vs. TOO vs. TWO The two chipmunks went to the mansion to find the treasure and discovered some interesting clues along the way, too !
  20. 20. WAIT vs. WEIGHT <ul><li>Wait – verb – to be available or in readiness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She waits for the bus at the end of her street every morning. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weight – noun – the amount of heaviness something has </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The weight of that book is about two pounds. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. WAIT vs. WEIGHT Let’s wait until we’re outside the Earth’s orbit when we won’t have any weight …then we can float around the spaceship!
  22. 22. WEATHER vs. WHETHER <ul><li>Weather – noun – the state of the atmosphere as it applies to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I hope the weather is beautiful for our picnic! I want it to be sunny and warm! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whether – conjunction - used to introduce a question presenting alternatives, usually with the word “or” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I can’t decide whether or not I want to wear a skirt to school today. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. WEATHER vs. WHETHER Let’s check to see whether the weather is nice enough to go outside.
  24. 24. WHOSE vs. WHO’S <ul><li>Whose – pronoun – belonging to what person? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whose coat was left in my classroom? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who’s – contraction – a contraction, short for “WHO IS” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who’s that new kid? </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. WHOSE vs. WHO’S Who’s going to tell me whose plunger this is?!
  26. 26. YOUR vs. YOU’RE <ul><li>Your – possessive pronoun – belonging to you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I can’t tell if this is your book or mine! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You’re – contraction – a contraction, short for “YOU ARE” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mom bought you a car? I can’t believe it! You’re so lucky! </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. YOUR vs. YOU’RE I bet you’re glad you remembered your running shoes today!
  28. 28. HOMEWORK Quick Write # 5: <ul><li>Using the homophones list as a guide, write a paragraph about one of the following themes. Each of the words must be used and underlined in the paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>homecoming </li></ul><ul><li>Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>fall months </li></ul>
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