What`s Included - Lakeshore Learning

Designed to meet these objectives:
• Students will identify homophones.
• Students will build new vocabulary.
Reinforce vocabulary and homophones with these
easy-to-use cards. The cards are a simple and clear
way to practice vocabulary. Students just grab a set
and match as many homophones as they can.
Students will feel like they’re playing cards—as they
actually learn essential vocabulary!
What’s Included
• 240 cards
• 15 pocket organizers
• Storage box
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Ages 6+
Made in China
Using the Cards
The set comes with 15 leveled sets of 16 cards each,
for a total of 240 vocabulary cards. Great for a
language center, the cards can be used by individual
students or by pairs of students. It’s perfect as a quick
activity or for early finishers. In this guide, you’ll find a
removable answer key for each set—while the handy
storage box keeps it all organized!
Suggested Activities
The following activities can be done by individual
students or pairs of students:
• Choose a specific set of cards at the student’s level,
or allow students to choose a set. In sets 1 through
8, students match word cards with picture cards. In
sets 9 through 15, students match word cards with
sentence cards.
• You can also choose to have students begin by
matching all the homophone word pairs in a set
before moving on to matching words with pictures
or sentences.
•You can choose to set a timer and challenge the
student to “beat the clock” by matching all the
pairs before time runs out.
ave a student use a set of cards to play a memory
game. Give the student a specific card set, or allow
the student to choose. Have her turn the cards
face down and choose two at a time until all the
matches have been found.
• Place the cards at a language center and have
students rotate through, or allow students to visit
the center and use the cards when they finish other
• Encourage students to work through all the sets in
order of increasing difficulty. Have them revisit any
sets that were particularly difficult.
Extension Activities
• Invite students to create a homophone picture
dictionary by writing each word and drawing a
picture of it. Ask them to include a sentence for
each word.
• To keep a record of the matches they made, and as
an assessment, ask students to record the matches
they made on a piece of paper. Have them turn it
in when they are finished.
• Invite students to create a homophone word search
using words from the cards. Choose five or six
word pairs and give students ½” grid paper. Have
them write the words up, down, across, or
diagonally, then fill in the rest of the squares with
random letters. Tell students to make an answer
key and then trade word searches with a partner.
Meeting Individual Needs
ELL: Gather a small group of students, read through
the word cards, then display them face up. Read
through the picture cards and display them face up.
Have students work together to match words and
pictures. For sets 9 through 15, create a homophones
chart that lists each word and a picture. Allow
students to use this as a reference as they match
words and sentences.
Reteach/Extra Support: Begin with set 1 and preteach the cards to a group of students. Start by
having them match just the homophone word pairs,
then have them match words and pictures. You can
also take out half of the pairs in a set and focus on
one half at a time. When students have mastered
one half, have them work with the second half.
Make sure they work through the sets in order and
discuss any words or sets they have difficulty with.
Challenge: Give students a time limit to make all
the matches they can. Have them record how many
they make in a certain time. Then, challenge them
to decrease the time. Or, for another activity, have
students choose a pair of homophones. Challenge
them to write a sentence that uses both of the words
correctly, then allow them to draw a picture of the