then they are also homographs. Kids have a lot of fun with homophones and particularly enjoy learning about homophones using fun online matching and fill-in-the-blanks games.
Kids like learning homophones thanks to online homophone games as well as online kids dictionaries. There are many homophone resources for teachers available for creating homophone lesson plans, homophone worksheets and homophone classroom activities. Also online, a kids’ thesaurus is a useful way to create homophone lists as is a kids’ dictionary.
Homophone games for elementary school students are very popular with third, fourth and fifth graders, while learning homophone definitions in sixth through eighth grade is a good precursor to playing middle school homophone games. High school students can also study homophone relationships while playing high school homophone synonym games — an excellent college prep homophone exercise leading to success on standardized tests (which feature numerous homophone questions).
ESL students also greatly benefit from using fun online homophone games as these help them differentiate English vocabulary words that sound identical but that have different meanings, whether or not they are spelled differently.