Homophones 2 - Reinforcing the Rule

Equipment: These sheets and the grid on the previous page, green and cream/yellow coloured pencils.

Instructions: Finding similarities between words that you know and words that you don’t is a good way to reduce confusion, it is called bootstrapping and it’s where you use embedded knowledge to help you remember new material. Here you have the ee Green Tree and the ea Cream Tea, all your child has to do is add the correct words (from the grid) in green to the tree and in yellow to the tea. Colour aids memory!

Extension: There are many more words that have a central ee or ea, not just these homophones. Perhaps your child can find and add a few more to the illustrations. It’s actually helpful if this is a bit of a longer term project and words get added as they found in reading. We love to see how many you can find!