My students struggle with understanding the difference between they're, their, there, theirs and there's. Who can blame them? They're confusing homophones!
Whenever it seems like they need a refresher, I use these worksheets.
I teach middle and high school. Many of my students are English learners or emergent readers, so you might judge that this lesson would work well with lower grades than what I tagged here.
You don't have to teach these homophones before assigning the worksheets. The worksheets have explanations of the homophones and their meanings. I made the explanations as simple and clear as I could. I avoid going into things like parts of speech because I find that it just makes the topic more confusing and doesn't help the students understand how to use the homophones correctly.
I find that the pictures create a context that helps my EL students figure out the language, and the kid-friendly style prevents my special needs students from being intimidated. As for my mainstream students who read and write at grade level… they like the cartoonish stuff more than they care to admit.
The bundle is divided into three parts. The first part deals with there, they're and their. The second part covers theirs and there's. The third part has the students work with all five together.
Also included are table tent "cheat sheets" that I distribute when my students are working on a writing assignment.
Feedback is appreciated!
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