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Homophones. Sound the same Spelled different Have different meanings. Homophones. When we pick up a “telephone,” we are listening to someone talk. The suffix “phone” means sound. The prefix “homo” means the same. When you put homo+phone together, you get “homophone.”

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homophones

Homophones

Sound the same

Spelled different

Have different meanings

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Homophones
  • When we pick up a “telephone,” we are listening to someone talk.
  • The suffix “phone” means sound.
  • The prefix “homo” means the same.
  • When you put homo+phone together, you get “homophone.”
  • Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different spellings and meanings.
which do i use
Which do I use?
  • The words they’re, there, and their are homophones.
  • They sound the same, but are spelled different and mean different things.
they re
They’re
  • The word they’re is a contraction for the two words “they are.”
  • They are riding bicycles.
  • They’re riding bicycles.
there
There
  • The word “there” means in that place.
  • Europe has a snowy winter. It is very frosty over there during winter months.
their
Their
  • The word their is a pronoun for a group.
  • The women’s clothes are very colorful.
  • Their clothes are very colorful.
  • Their is a pronoun for the women.
so when you want to choose between they re there and their
So when you want to choose between they’re, there, and their…
  • Ask yourself:
    • Do I want to say “they are?” (they’re)
    • They’re having fun playing the board games.
    • Do I want to say “in that place?” (there)
    • The last time I saw my keys, they were over there.
    • Do I want to use “a pronoun for a group?” (their)
    • Did their dad give them permission to go swimming?
let s practice
Let’s practice.
  • We will read the sentence and choose the correct word: they’re, there, or their.
  • Mr. Lohde is walking over ______ right now.
  • I don’t know if ______ coming to Saturday school.
  • I think _______ mom let them walk home together.
copy the sentences and use the correct word they re there or their
Copy the sentences and use the correct word: they’re, there, or their
  • I hope ______ teacher next year will make math fun.
  • I found this dollar bill out ______ on the yard.
  • If _________ cold outside, then they should take sweaters.
  • Juan said ________ backpacks were left outside.
the words your and you re are also homophones
The words “your” and “you’re” are also homophones
  • The word “your” means something that belongs to that person
  • Is that your backpack?
  • The word “you’re” is a contraction for the two words “your are”
  • You’re going to room 3.
  • You are going to room 3.
is it your or you re
Is it “your” or “you’re”
  • Are _______ parents coming to the conference?
  • your
  • Which one is ______ dog?
  • your
  • Raise _____ hand if _______ going to come on Saturday.
  • Raise your hand if you’re going to come on Saturday.