Homophones and Homonyms

Whether or not your class has heard of homonyms, they'll herd together to complete a language instructional activity! With examples of both homophones and homonyms, the instructional activity prompts learners to come up with additional pairs of words that sound the same but have different meanings.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a language arts homework packet
  • Use in your unit about word relationships and vocabulary
  • Create a class list of homophones and homonyms from the worksheet, and award points to learners who come up with combinations that are original from the rest of their peers' lists
Classroom Considerations

  • Lines aren't numbered
  • Examples of homophones and homonyms are from various Amelia Bedelia books, but you could teach the lesson without those books in your class
  • Nuanced difference between homophones and homonyms might be confusing for some learners

  • Worksheet is short and versatile
  • Instructions clarify the difference between homophones and homonyms

  • None
Common Core