All the fun with Homophones, Homonyms, and Homographs
Can you name two words that sound alike but have different meanings and spellings?
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation but different meanings. Homographs are words that have the same spelling but different pronunciations and meanings.
Homophones, Homonyms and Homographs
Which sentence uses the correct homophone “two”?
- There are only too dogs at the park.
- There are two many people at the fair.
- There are only two places left to go to.
The longest homophone string in the English language is 'sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.' 'Tear' can be both a homophone and a homonym, depending on how it's used. The words 'close' and 'clothes' are examples of homographs.
Draw / write: What are some examples of homophones, homonyms and homographs?
Homophone: A word that sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning and is often spelled differently. Homonym: A word that has the same spelling and pronunciation as another word but has a different meaning. Homograph: A word that has the same spelling as another word but has a different pronunciation and meaning.
Write: How can understanding the different types of words help you with your writing?
Which type of word do you find most challenging to spell?
Brain Break: What year was Mr. Garcia born?
I don’t like how my hair ______ in the wind. Which word is correct?
Do you like my knew shoes, they’re so cool. Is this correct? Why or why not?
I will not “accept” your offer to become president. Is this correct?
What are context clues?
- Words in a sentence to help you understand a word.
- A sentence that rhymes.
- A word that help figure out another word.
Brain break: Draw yourself on top of a dinosaur.