Homophones, homographs & confusables

Resources that focus on one of more of the following word categories. Homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently, e.g. there, they''re and their). Homographs (words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently, e.g. bow, moped, invalid). Other confusables (e.g. where & were, of & have).

Pupils' behaviour has worsened

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 21:13

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1

Context: Education

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2008 news report. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

Tests raise life extension hopes

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Wed, 2010-03-17 21:13

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Rw/L2.3, Writing: text focus (composition), Ww/L2.1

Context: Health, Social care, Early years

Level: L2

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A comprehension activity based on a BBC 2009 news report about a drug, rapamycin, discovered in the soil of Easter Island. Comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, homophones and a writing task.

Homophone card game II

Submitted by Angela Kennedy-... on Sun, 2010-02-07 21:29

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Game

Level: L1, L2

Homophone card game is a lovely kinaesthetic game with differentiation ideas to suit E3-L2. Match homophones to definitions as quickly as you can to be the winning group! 13 pairs of words, 26 definition cards.

What or Want?

Submitted by Janet Chapman on Sat, 2010-01-30 21:14

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rw/E2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

What or Want? was written for an ESOL student who confused these two words in his writing but suitable for E2-3 or dyslexia support at any level. Includes a wide selection of exercises and tips.

There-their-they're hands on activities

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Mon, 2009-12-14 16:24

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Sort or match cards, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

Hands on activities inc, bingo game and cloze exercises – providing good group or individual practice with these common confusables.

To-too info, tips and illustrated exercises

Submitted by Colleen Kelly on Mon, 2009-12-14 16:24

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

Information, tips and two sets of fun, illustrated exercises (would be good displayed on an interactive whiteboard) on these common confusables.

Christmas Trees

Submitted by Sarah Seddon on Thu, 2009-11-12 16:24

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Reading: text focus (comprehension), Ww/L1.1

Free tags: Christmas

Level: L1

Resource type: Reading comprehension

A Level 1 text with comprehension questions and lots of useful homophone / vocabulary revision.

Homophone pairs quizzes with Wordle

Submitted by Dave Norgate on Tue, 2009-10-06 16:24

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Free tags: Wordle

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

Three Wordle puzzles, each with 20 pairs of homophones and forty clues. Includes clues for each pair of homophones. Can you find them all?
Wordle is a brilliant on-line, completely free word cloud creator.
See our blog articles for more Wordle teaching and learning ideas:
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/07/using-wordle-in-classroom.html
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/08/wordle-and-hilda-taba.html
http://skillsworkshop.blogspot.com/2008/09/hilda-taba-part-2-wordle-and-…

Homophones - 30 pairs

Submitted by Sean Dady on Fri, 2009-09-25 16:25

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Teaching idea

Level: L1

Lists 30 pairs of common homophones (not to all be used at once!) with plenty of ideas on using them in spelling, sentence and discussion work.

Celebrating Diwali

Submitted by Louise Swain on Tue, 2009-09-15 16:25

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1

General: Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Free tags: Equality and Diversity, Diwali

Resource type: Informative presentation

Level: L1

Celebrating Diwali cleverly combines details about the Hindu festival with information on the common homophones: there – their – they’re.

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