I created this activity/game to provide my students with practice using frequently misused homophones. I begin this activity by reviewing what homophones are and having the class identify some examples. This activity/game provides practice for SOL 4.4b.
Author: Katie Frazier, Museums at W&LStudents will examine a ceramic object made by David Drake (about 1800-about 1870), an enslaved person who lived on a plantation in Edgefield, South Carolina. As an enslaved individual, Drake was denied the basic rights of learning how to read and write. Despite writing being illegal for enslaved people, David Drake was known for writing his name and poetry on the ceramics he made. He wanted to express his feelings about life, religion and his own identity as an enslaved person.
I created this activity to give students extra practice with identifying synonyms and antonyms. This activity keeps students engaged and thinking. I begin teaching synonyms and antonyms at the beginning of the school year. My students play this game throughout the year. Occasionally I add new words so my students are continually being challenged. This is excellent practice for SOL 4.4b.
English Instructional Plan – Using Context to Determine Meaning of Unfamiliar Words Grades 3-5 Primary Strand: Reading 3.4, 4.4, 5.4