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What Are Homophones? Video

Teach Starter Publishing
2 mins | Years: 3 - 4

Explore common homophones with this animated video perfect for primary school vocabulary lessons.

What Are Homophones?

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. For example, ‘wave’ (referring to the way you greet someone) and ‘wave’ (referring to waves in the ocean).

Homophones can also be spelled differently. For example, ‘meat’ (referring to the flesh of an animal) and ‘meet’ (referring to a catch-up with someone).

When writing, it’s essential our students know which version of a homophone they should use. Otherwise, their message could get quite confusing indeed!

To help your students understand these linguistic gems, the team at Teach Starter has created this educational video exploring all things homophones! As they watch a group of friendly little creatures called Grocks, your students will be provided with a clear and concise explanation of homophones and will learn the importance of choosing the correct words in their daily expressions.

Use This Homophones Video in Your English Lessons

Looking to build a homophones lesson around this video? Here is a suggested process you might like to follow:

  1. Homophones Video – Begin your lesson by watching the homophones video as a class. Repeat the video if necessary.
  2. Homophones Brainstorm – As a class, brainstorm as many pairs of homophones as possible. List these on the whiteboard or on a piece of butcher’s paper.
  3. Drama Activity – Divide the class into groups and assign each group a pair of homophones. Have them create short skits using the homophones correctly. 
  4. Spelling Bee – Say sentences aloud that contain a homophone. Have students take turns to spell the homophone used in the sentence correctly.

More Homophones Resources from Teach Starter

Teach Starter has even more resources to support your teaching of homophones in your classroom! Click below to explore some suggestions from our teacher team:

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Name That Homophone! Interactive Activity

Get students to recognise the correct spelling of common homophones with this engaging digital resource perfect for vocabulary lessons.

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Introduction to Homophones Teaching Slides

Teach your students how to use homophones correctly in their writing with this comprehensive set of teaching slides.

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Homophones Practice Workbook 1

Strengthen your students’ ability to recognise homophones in context with this set of 6 worksheets with answers.

Teach Starter Publishing11 pagesYears: 3 - 4


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