Identifying and using homophones
Home learning focus
To understand that some words sound the same but have different meaning and put these into practice.
This lesson includes:
a video to help refresh your knowledge of homophones
three activities to do at home
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. They also have different spellings.
Watch the short video below to find out more.
You may need paper and a pen or pencil for some of these activities.
Activity 1: Identifying homophones
Play the Homophones mini game on Small Town Superheroes. Use the yellow arrows to navigate to the 'Steve' section to find the 'Homophones' game.
If you can, open the game in a new tab. You can do this by right clicking on the window and selecting open link in new tab.
Activity 2: Let's find homophones
Homophones are everywhere!
Make a list of all the homophones you can think of.
If you're struggling to think of some, you could always look through some of your favourite books at home and see how many you can spot.
Here are some to start your list off:
- here - hear
- son - sun
- bass - base
Activity 2: Let's write some sentences
Watch this short video that introduces you to the story Nelly the Monster Sitter by Kes Gray.
What did you think about Nelly the Monster Sitter?
Using the following sentence starters, write your opinion of the story. Try and include lots off detail about what happened and what you thought of it.
- My favourite part was _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
- I thought the book was funny because _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
- I didn't like when _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
- The story would have been better if _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Once you're finished, circle all the times you've used homophones.