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Homophones Clip Cards

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    Updated:  04 Sep 2023

Get your students to identify the correct homophones in sentences with this set of 24 clip cards for your vocabulary lessons.

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

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    Pages:  1 Page

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  • Grades

    Grades:  3 - 4

teaching resource

Homophones Clip Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  04 Sep 2023

Get your students to identify the correct homophones in sentences with this set of 24 clip cards for your vocabulary lessons.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Grades

    Grades:  3 - 4

Get your students to identify the correct homophones in sentences with this set of 24 clip cards for your vocabulary lessons.

Which Sentence Shows the Correct Use of a Common Homophone?

How many times have you had to correct a misspelled homophone in a 3rd or 4th grader’s students’ writing? If the answer is frequently (as we suspect it might be!), then we have the resource for you!

Clip cards provide a hands-on and interactive way for students to engage with a concept such as homophones. Students are required to physically manipulate the cards by placing a clip on their answers, which actively involves them in a learning process. Our experienced teacher team has created this set of 24 clip cards to help your students identify the correctly spelled homophone in the context of real sentences. 

Each clip card contains three sentences. Students are required to place a clip on the sentence that uses the underlined word correctly. For example:

Did you buy the ice cream from over they’re?

There the best of friends.

I got to hold their new baby.

In the above example, the student would place their clip over the third sentence, as this is the only sentence that uses the correct homophone.

The homophones included in this resource are: there/they’re/their, cent/scent, buy/by/bye, rode/rowed/road, two/too/to, meat/meet, wear/where, blue/blew, brake/break, plain/plane, pour/poor, hear/here, dear/deer, piece/peace, read/red, won/one, board/bored, stares/stairs, sun/son, know/no, sew/so, male/mail, groan/grown.

This resource downloads as a full-color PDF or an editable Google Slides file. An answer sheet is also included in both downloads to allow students to self-correct their choices.

This homophones resource offers a practical, hands-on way to reinforce concepts while keeping students engaged and motivated in their learning.

Multiple Uses for These Homophones Clip Cards

Incorporating clip cards into the classroom provides an interactive and enjoyable way for students to learn and revise content. 

Looking for more suggestions for how to use these homophones clip cards in your classroom? Check out some great ideas from our experienced teacher team!

  1. Collaborative Group Activity – Clip cards are a great way to promote collaboration among your students. Students can work together and take turns to read the sentences, work out the correct response, and place a clip over the correct answer. 
  2. Focused Independent Learning – Clip cards can be assigned to specific students for independent practice during class time. They provide a quiet and focused learning opportunity, allowing students to work on the cards independently without disrupting the overall classroom environment. 
  3. Assessment With a Twist – Clip cards can also be used as a formative assessment to gauge your students’ understanding of common homophones. By informally checking student responses, teachers can identify common misconceptions or words that need further instruction.

Download and Use These Homophones Clip Cards

Use the Download button above to access the easy-print PDF or the editable Google Slides file. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides template before accessing it.)

As this resource contains an answer sheet, we recommended printing one copy of the resource, removing the answer page, then making copies as required. Cardstock is recommended for increased durability.


This resource was created by Alessandra Pastor, a teacher in North Carolina and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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