Pairs such as ‘night knight’
‘blue blew’ sound the same but have different spellings and different meanings. They are called homophones. These words sound the same but have different spellings and different meanings. For this reason, they become quite confusing and one has to understand the context in which the words are being spoken.
In this post, I will be sharing examples of homophones with pictures that will help children understand them and make them less confusing. These picture cards can also be used as a wall display.
The above anchor chart explains the meaning of homophones with the help of examples.
I will be sharing 30 pairs of homophones with pictures. The sheets are in letter paper format. There are 2 cards (2 pairs) on each sheet. Print the sheets and laminate the cards for durability. After practicing these examples, you can try the homophones worksheets Pack that I have prepared.
Homophones enhance vocabulary and understanding them helps reduce spelling mistakes.
It is useful to know that homophones are different from homographs. Homo means ‘same’ and graph means ‘write.’ If two words are written identically but do not share a meaning, it is a homograph.
Look at the examples in the anchor chart above to understand homographs better. The words are the same but they can have different meanings.
Pictures make these examples of homophones interesting. I also have a list of 100 homophones pairs without pictures. Do check it.
Homophones can be slowly introduced in the class with the help of these cards. Display a card on the wall and discuss the words with the kids. Use the words in sentences so they have a better understanding of it. Encourage children to form sentences using homophone pairs. Try using the homophone pair in a single sentence and write it on the board.
I am bored with this board game.
I ate eight sweets.
This Pack is free for subscribers to download.