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Homophones, Homonyms, and Homographs

Homophones, Homonyms, and Homographs PowerPoint Lesson – This is the PowerPoint file used in the above video.  It is a quick and concise lesson on these terms with a focus on word roots to help students remember the meanings.
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Homonyms and Homographs Worksheet 1 – In this activity, students will consider words with dual meanings.  They will practice using homonyms and homographs in original sentences.
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Homonyms and Homographs Worksheet 2 – More practice identifying and using homonyms and homophones. This is a great review activity.
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Homophone Comic Strip: Create a comic strip where you correctly use ten homophones. Underline the homophones.
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Homophone Worksheet: Students write down the definitions of commonly confused homophones.
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Make a Homophone Worksheet Project – Your turn! Create a nice looking work sheet with ten problems testing homonym knowledge. Students should receive a master list of easy homophones to assist them.
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These terms can be quite confusing, but if you know the meanings of the word roots, it is actually quite easy to remember.
Homo
Homo means same, as in homosexual: a person attracted to members of the same sex.
Phone
Phone means sound, as in telephone: to sound across.

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings.

Examples:hear and here.
Hear refers to the act of perceiving sound. Here describes a location or position.
Nym
Nym means name, as in pseudonym: a fake name.

Homonyms are words that have the same sound and the spelling, but different meanings.

Examples:ear and ear.
One refers to an ear of corn, the other to a human organ responsible for hearing.
Graph
Graph means writing, as in biography: life writing.

Homographs are words that have the same spelling, but different meanings and different pronunciations.

Examples:wind and wind.
One refers to a blowing breeze, while the other refers to the act of turning a crank.


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7 Comments

  1. Maniha Afzaal

     /  December 11, 2016

    Good I got many help with ur work sheets
    My exams got easier
    Thnx
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  2. Ma. Maja Jade N. Perez

     /  September 10, 2014

    These are very helpful. They are good enrichment activities and there are various exercises to choose from. More power!

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  3. Sherif I. Shehab

     /  March 5, 2014

    Very nice, helpful, and fruitful site. Many thanks

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  5. Thank you for your worksheets. I found, however, many of the subject/topic within some of the sentences were somewhat inappropriate for students…

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    • Thank you for your input. As always, remember to preview the content for appropriateness before using in your classroom. Standards vary, and I in no way claim that my material is appropriate for every classroom. Thank you for visiting.

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  6. nice site

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