Homophone Comics

In writing, we recently learnt more about homophones.

A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning and is spelt differently. We use homophones all the time! It is important to understand homophones, as they form a large part of our vocabularies.

Common examples that we use regularly include:

  • to, too, two
  • there, their, they’re
  • here, hear
  • for, four
  • I, eye
  • no, know
  • one, won

The list goes on! Homophones are everywhere!

After discussing lots of different homophones and their meanings, students used the Comic Maker HD app on their iPads to demonstrate their knowledge. Below are some of the homophone comics the 4B students made.

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What homophones do you regularly use?

Can you write a blog comment using several different homophones?

Learning About Apostrophes

In 4B, we have been learning about apostrophes.

An apostrophe is a type of punctuation and it fits in with the “Conventions” writing trait.

apostrophe

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Apostrophes can be confusing. Here are some tips that might help.

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After a big discussion about apostrophes where students brainstormed sentences that did and did not require apostrophes, they demonstrated their learning in a creative way on their iPads. Students made comics and had to feature apostrophes correctly. You can view some of the students’ comics below.

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A lot of people think any word that ends with an s needs an apostrophe. Remember, unless there is ownership in a sentence, plurals do not need an apostrophe.

What is wrong with this picture?

Image: ‘Sofia’s Pizza’s Calzoni’s Kebab’s Burger’s Pakora’s’
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427470616@N01/2392092122
Found on flickrcc.net

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Did our tips help you learn about apostrophes?

What is wrong with the picture above? Have you ever seen apostrophes used incorrectly before?

Can you make up a sentence that has an apostrophe before an s, after an s and in a contraction?