Strengthen your students’ ability to recognise homophones in context with this set of 6 worksheets with answers.
You’re Not Going to Believe Your Luck with Our Homophones Worksheet Collection!
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.
Take the possessive ‘your’ and the contraction ‘you’re’ (you are) — using either in the wrong context is a big black eye in your writing that changes the entire meaning of the phrase. And yet, it happens all too often!
This set of 6 worksheets has been designed by our expert team of teachers to help your students practise using some of the most common homophones in content. Students will be required to know which homophone is the correct one to use in certain situations, based on the context of the sentence and the definition of the homophone.
Some of the activities in this workbook include:
- Use words from the word bank to match homophones pairs.
- Choose the correct homophone to use in a sentence.
- Draw a picture to illustrate a homophone’s meaning.
- Complete the sentences using the correct homophone from the list.
- Write the correct homophone under each picture.
- Match the picture of the homophone to the word.
- Use ‘there and their’, ‘wear and where’ and ‘your and you’re’ correctly in sentences.
- Circle the incorrect homophones in the passage of text.
Answer sheets for teachers are also provided.
Homophones Scaffolding + Extension Tips
Provide students with the entire workbook to complete or print and distribute specific sheets as needed for your lessons.
Looking for something a little more challenging? We suggest providing your more-capable students with our Homophones Practice Workbook 2.
Students who need more help should focus on specific homophones versus multiple ones to solidify their understanding of the vocabulary.
Prepare This Resource with Sustainability in Mind!
No matter how you decide to use this teaching resource, there are many ways to incorporate efficient practices that save time, resources and the planet! We suggest:
♻️ Double-Sided Printing
If applicable to your lesson structure, save paper by printing worksheets double-sided. Staple sheets together to assemble workbooks that students can complete throughout multiple homophone lessons or as one more extensive assignment.
♻️ Reuse It!
Refresh your literacy rotations with activities for fast finishers that reinforce your lessons. Print a few copies on thick card and slip them into write-and-wipe sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
♻️ Work as a Class
Project the worksheets onto a screen and determine the correct homophone with your whole class or small group orally. Additionally, students can rewrite the sentences with the correct homophone in their notebooks.
Please note that this activity includes answer sheets. We suggest printing one copy of the entire activity and making photocopies of the blank worksheets for students to complete.
Download and Print This Homophones Workbook
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose from the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. Individual answer keys are included for each worksheet in this download.
Don’t stop there! Your homophones lesson plan wouldn’t be complete without these activities and teaching resources too:
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