Thursday, June 13, 2013


65 free downloads and counting.....I've written a homophone review worksheet using the context of Deborah and James Howe's Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery. What a great read aloud for Halloween for 2nd graders. Once they have begun this entertaining series, they can continue with Howliday Inn, The Celery Stalks at Midnight, Return to Howliday Inn, Nighty-Nightmare, Bunnicula Strikes Again, and Bunnicula Meet Edgar Allan Crow.

How could I not choose Bunnicula for homophones? One of the funniest parts of the book involves Chester misunderstanding the directions for how to destroy this little vampire bunny. He takes Mrs. Monroe's steak from the kitchen counter where it is thawing for dinner that night and jumps on top of Bunnicula, pounding the "steak" into his heart. He misunderstood the directions in his "how to kill a vampire" book and confused the homophones "steak" and "stake." It was hilarious! I think this is a perfect Halloween read, and it will be up on my list for gifts and to read to David in September.

On my wish list for Halloween! Vampire trivia? Love it!

I'm working on a review of possessive noun forms, conjunctions, and adverbials for this delightful story. Additionally, as I take apart this story for all its possibilities to review different grammar structures, I'm putting together a list of vocabulary categorized by parts of speech. Printed on cardstock, these can be made into bookmarks. With a tassel and pony beads, this is a relevant and useful homework reward for students once they've read the next book in the series and a great way for students to make connections as vocabulary is often recycled by authors.

Monday, July 15, 2013 (update)

This item is no longer free. The homophone worksheet has now been incorporated into the Contextualized Grammar Review for sale on TeachersPayTeachers.

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