Exploring Homophones

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What do homophones and levers have in common? They're part of a design challenge that asks primary graders to create a display that connects two homophones and has at least one part that is moved by a lever. A knight that raises his sword at night, perhaps? A must-have for your curriculum library.

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce the activity with Harriet Ziefert's Night Knight
  • Save examples from year to year to serve as models 
Pros

  • The format of the project models standard design challenge procedures 
  • Includes portfolio directions, graphic organizers, a self-evaluation, and a rubric
Cons

  • None