Learning Homophones

Homophones are words (or phrases or letters) that, although they are pronounced the same, differ in meaning, such as “to”, “too” and “two”. If homophones happen  to also be spelled the same, as in rose (flower) and rose (past of rise), continued…


3rd-5th Grade Homophones Games

Elementary Homophones Game Homophones: your, you’re
Homophone Match: Two, To Too Homophones: pole, poll
Homophones: axle, axel Homophones: beat, beet
Homophones: heal, heel Homophones: lead, led
Homophones: peace, piece Homophones: red, read
Homophones: right, write Homophones: role, roll
Homophones: sale, sail Homophones: soul, sole

6th-8th Grade Homophones Games

6th-8th Grade Homophones Homophone Synonym Match
Homophones: who’s whose Homophones: affect, effect
Homophones: air, heir Homophones: allowed, aloud
Homophones: bore, boar Homophones: cheap, cheep
Homophones: flea, flee Homophones: lean, lien
Homophones: peer, pier Homophones: praise, prays
Homophones: ware, wear Enjoy The Games!

9th-12th Grade Homophones Games

College Prep Homophone Definitions High School Homophone Game
Homophone Synonym Match Homophones: addition, edition
Homophones: aid, aide Homophones: bazaar, bizarre
Homophones: braise, brays Homophones: cereal, serial
Homophones: complement, compliment Homophones: discreet, discrete
Homophones: medal, meddle Homophones: naval, navel
Homophones: satire, satyr Homphones: accent, assent

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.


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