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  • I cdnuolt blveiee . . .
  • Sight Word List  (2 pages)
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  • "To, two and too" Homophone story  


I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulacity uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg.

The paomnnehal pweor of the hmuan mnid!

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch sduty at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae .  The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.

Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Amzanig huh?


    Sight Word List

    Ranked in order of frequency of use

  Phonically Irregular Words underlined

the                 or                       will                      number

of                   one                     up                        no

and                 had                     other                  way

a                     by                       about                  could

to                    word                   out                      people

in                    but                      many                   my

is                    not                      then                    than

you                 what                   them                    first

it                    were                   so                         been

he                   we                       some                    call

was                 when            her                who

for            your                   would                   oil

on                   can                     make                    its

are                 said                    like                      now

as                   there                  him                      find

with                use                      into                     long

his                  an                       time                    down

they               each                    has                     day

I                     which                  look                    did

at                    she                     two                     get

be                   do                       more                   come

this                how                     write                  made

have               their                   go                      may

from               if                        see                     part


page 2


over                     kind                     girl                      sugar

new                     picture                talk                      bought

only                    again                   color                    brought

little                   off               water            climb

work                    play                     piece             watch

live               house                  told              enough

me                       mother           friend

give              answer           heard

most             learn             door

very                     world             sure

after                   where            become

thing                    country          today

our                       father           best

good                    earth                   black

great             eye              though

through          should                  am

before                 school                  love

too                       thought          can't

old                       saw                      brother

any                      don't                    teacher

tell                      something            ride

want             example          laugh

does              both             although

must                    group             caught

big                       often                   won't

because               children               wash

why                      car                       fun

went                    night                    sister

men                      four                     pretty

us                         once                     all

move                    eat                       that




Homophones are very confusing for children especially when using them in writing.  Which word is correct?  Even as adults we tend to rethink our choice.  Below is a story using to, two and too which allows children to read them in context, and facilitates their choice of which word to use in writing.

 To, Two,

and Too


Jennifer Reynolds


To, two and too,

Now what do I do?

Which one am I using?

It's just so confusing!


 To lick two suckers is just too yummy,

To eat two cookies is just too crumby.


To buy two elephants is too much money

To see two clowns is much too funny


To lick two ice cream cones is just too cold.

To buy two rings is just too much gold.


To ride two times on the roller coaster is too tummy tumbling.

To feel two earthquakes under your feet is too earth rumbling.


To make two snowmen is just too chilly.

To put two snowballs in your bed is just too silly.


To want two bikes to ride is much too greedy,

To ride two bikes down a hill is much too speedy.


To see two movies at once is too eye crossing.

To use two pieces of floss is not too much flossing.


To walk two big dogs on two leashes is too arm tugging.

To say hello to two families of relatives is too much hugging.


To be a soldier for two years to protect your country is too brave.

To put two hundred dollars in the bank is not too much to save.


To do your homework two days before it's due is really too smart.

To have two drawings on every wall is too much art.


To make two mud pies in the house is much too messy,

To wear two suits to the park is way too dressy.


To have two reindeer for Santa is just too few.

To have two baskets full of blueberries is just too blue.


To clip the fleece off two lambs for Mary is too much wool.

To eat two hamburgers and fries makes you way too full.


To play two soccer games is too much fun.

To sit on the beach for two days is too much sun.


To munch two pieces of pumpkin pie is too much pie.

To climb two mountains on top of each other is way too high.


To turn around quickly in two circles makes you too dizzy.

To make honey in two hives, bees would be too busy.


To watch two spiders build their webs is way too boring.

To listen to two Dads while they sleep is too much snoring.


To read two hard books is not too much reading.

To pull two dandelions from the lawn is not too much weeding.


Now I have practiced

To, two and too,

I really believe

     I know what to do . . .

or is it

dwo or doo?




Copy the page below and have the students fill in the blanks.




  To                 two                        too                     


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