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Homophones Powerpoint

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This is a Powerpoint I use in my seventh grade English class prior to reviewing homophones.

This is a Powerpoint I use in my seventh grade English class prior to reviewing homophones.

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

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