Using Homophones Unit Plan - Upper Grades

Teach Starter Publishing
3 x lessons | Suitable for stages: 4 - 6

This English unit addresses the concept of homophones.

It consists of 3 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.


  • To identify some commonly misspelled homophones.
  • To identify and use the correct spelling of common homophones in context.
  • To identify and use the correct spelling of common homophones in context.

Preparing for Learning

Prior to commencing the unit, develop a homophones wall in the classroom. Display groups of homophones that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Homophones collection on the Teach Starter website.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.



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