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Homophones Practice Workbook - Upper Primary

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 18 pages | Years: 4 - 6

Consolidate your students’ ability to recognise homophones in context with this set of 18 worksheets and answer pages.

You’re Not Gonna 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. 

In addition to your and you’re, the most common examples of homophones include: 

  • there, their, they’re
  • wear, where, we’re
  • two, to, too
  • by, buy, bye.

Because they tend to be confusing and/or misused by early spellers, we include cloze worksheets for each of the above in our homophones practise workbook! 

Plus, you’ll get four worksheets with mixed examples that test students’ comprehension and application of homophones in context. 

Homophones Worksheet Collection— Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Provide students with the entire workbook to complete or print and distribute specific sheets as needed for your lessons.  

In addition to individual student work time, use this collection of homophones worksheets for a:

Students who need a challenge can brainstorm other homophones not included in the workbook (witch/which, hear/here, etc.) and create worksheets with cloze examples that omit the correct spelling of the homophone.  

Students who need more help should focus on specific homophones versus multiple 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. 

Before You Download

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.

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  • David Brew
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    Hello to all the wonderful, creative team at TeachStarter! I have several questions regarding your Homophones Posters: Is there a reason why your Homophones posters are in very two different fonts/styles? Are they to be considered as Lower and Middle Primary? Is there any possibility that the original designs may be updated to match the newer format? Is there any likelihood of an Upper Primary poster series being produced to include words like stationary/stationery, patience/patients, complement/compliment, coarse/course, gorilla/guerilla etc.?

    • Tom (Teach Starter)
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      Hi David, Thank you for your questions. There are very few differences between the original and updated designs of the Homophones Posters in terms of the content that they deliver. These posters would be beneficial for students across multiple grades, from Lower to Upper years. There are 11 posters in the original set and each one already has an updated version in the most recent Homophones Poster Pack which you can find at the following link. https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource-pack/homophones-posters-resource-pack/ Those are great suggestions for some additional homophones targeted towards Upper Primary. Please feel free to request a resource at our 'Request a Resource' page. https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community and we create the top requests. Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’m more than happy to help.

  • Rach C
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    Can I ask why none of your posters or worksheets have were on them?

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