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).

Homographs

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Mon, 2007-08-06 17:18

Literacy: Ww/E2.1, Ww/E3.1, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.1, Rw/E3.5

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2, E3

Homographs has a clear handout about ‘bat’ and a practice sheet on ‘bow’ and ‘scales’.

Common homophones - 3 sets

Submitted by Gill Gallagher on Mon, 2007-08-06 17:18

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

Resource type: Handout or guide, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1

Three beautifully clear handouts on three sets of common homophones along with a practice sheet on there – their – they’re.

Homophone card games I

Submitted by Laura Jeffrey Kiiza on Sun, 2007-04-29 00:00

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

Resource type: Bingo, lotto or Pelmanism, Game, Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: L1, L2

A set of fabulous cards that can be used for a host of games and activities (teaching suggestions are included).

Homophones and confusables: 18 onscreen worksheets

Submitted by Gaye Noel on Tue, 2006-09-05 17:11

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

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Interactive worksheet

Level: L1, L2

Fabulous set of 18 interactive homophone ‘drop-down’ spelling worksheets. Each worksheet explains when to use each homophone – with examples, space to type your own sentences, cloze sentences and an answer/reference sheet. Each worksheet includes 10, 15 or 20 cloze sentences.
All common homophones, and several less-well-known pairs, are covered. See separate file list below.

Presentation Graphics - homophones

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Mon, 2006-07-24 17:11

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables

ICT: Level 1 and 2 CLAIT / ECDL

Level: L1

Resource type: ICT task sheet

Neatly combines literacy and ICT: step by step task sheet describing how to create a PPT presentation about their / there / they’re.

Recognising homophones

Submitted by Jennifer Baines on Tue, 2006-07-11 17:11

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

Resource type: Cloze exercise, Interactive presentation

Level: L1, L2

Fabulous PPT covering 30 sets of homophones. Well known examples such as ‘their, they’re, there’ along with more unusual examples that are bound to promote interest and class discussion. Accompanied by gap fills, puzzles and spaces to practise writing your own sentences.

Which is witch?

Submitted by Neil Hardy on Thu, 2006-06-22 17:11

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E3.5, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Level: E3, L1, L2

Useful handout with definitions and examples of homonyms, homophones and homographs. Great for promoting discussion and also for teacher reference.

Willy the super ant

Submitted by Margaret Adams on Fri, 2006-06-09 17:11

Literacy: Ww/E1.1, Ww/E2.1, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rt/E2.1, Rt/E3.1, Rw/E1.1, Rw/E2.1

General: Dyslexia support

Level: E1, E2, E3

Resource type: Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

Margaret Adams wrote this story to help a dyslexic student distinguish between ‘want’ and ‘what’. Numbered ‘cartoon’ blanks for student to illustrate, plus introduction, story and background notes.

Homographs handout

Submitted by Penny Halliday on Fri, 2005-11-11 14:02

Literacy: Ww/E2.2, Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/E3.2, Rw/E2.2, Rw/E3.5, Ww/L1.1

Resource type: Handout or guide

Level: E2, E3, L1

A great handout to help with spelling and working out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Covers sow, bow, invalid, row and minute.

Homophones and homographs

Submitted by Maggie Harnew on Thu, 2005-11-10 14:02

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, Ww/L1.1, Ww/L2.1

Resource type: Handout or guide, Poster

Level: L1, L2

Reference sheet (for students and teacher) with examples and tips to help you remember what these words mean. Would also make a good classroom poster if blown up to A3.

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