Practice recognizing homophones with this printable activity. Students will be asked to read through sentences and circle the number of the sentences that use homophones correctly. Ideal for 3rd – 5th grade, but can be used where appropriate.
Homophones are two words that are spelled differently but have the same sound. One example of this are the words hare and hair. If you hear them out loud without seeing them written down, you don’t know if you are talking about a hare (rabbit), or a hair (growing on your head). Context helps you know which one is meant, as well. The printable below are free to duplicate for home and classroom use. Here's a refresher article on teaching homophones. Don't forget to check out all of our vocabulary worksheets!
Students complete each sentence by choosing the correct homophone and writing it in the blank.
Students identify misused homophones in sentences and make corrections as necessary.
Students identify misused homophones in the story and write the correct spelling which should have been used.
A homophone worksheet that prompts students to select the correct homophone for each sentence.