What is a homophone?
Characterized as a noun, a homophone is two or more words having the same sound but different meanings/ spellings.
Why do you need to teach homophones?
Homophones are a part of the basic building blocks of English reading and writing skills.
You may not realize it but you read, write and speak homophones everyday.
- There are a lot of kids who think that their teacher is the coolest, smartest person in the world!
- My mom asked me to grate the cheese for dinner before she got home from work. When she saw the cheese pile, she said I did a great job!
For kids to know the different meanings and spellings of these homophones is essential for them to be proficient readers and writers.
Where is the confusion?
For most kids who hear a story, the hare that jumps across the road and the hair on their head has no difference. No difference in meaning or spelling.
At first, this could be that they don’t know that a hare is a type of rabbit but as they get older they need to know the difference in meaning and in spelling.
When I think about a homophone, I think about the kids (& adults) who take on the challenge of learning English as a second language.
Learning that you go to the mall and look for a sale
On a sunny Saturday you go sail with your family on a boat
My oh my, how confusing!
That is why I created this Homophone Activity Book.
Why is this Activity Book an AMAZING resource?
Play and fun is the best way for kids to learn- we all know this.
coloring pages that show the word with a matching picture
puzzles & activities
This activity book is guaranteed to help your students get the foundation to learning word meaning and spelling of the oh so confusing homophone.