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St. Patrick's Day Homophones contains two activities.

Activity #1
The first is an eight page booklet with two stories. As students read the book, they will find 100 homophone pairs in numbered boldface. Have students write the correct word from each set on the “Student Response Page.”

Activity #2
A memory game is provided with 32 cards containing eight homophone pairs. Students match pictures of the homophones to the correct spellings of the words.

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