It's all about context. Homographs are one of those things that make you unhappy with the English language as a whole. When you come across two words that have different meanings, but are spelled the same; they are called homographs. Put yourself in the shoes of a person learning this language of ours and coming across a sentence like. "The lawyer did not object to his client holding the object that was used to commit the crime." I mean come on people, that's just annoying.
The following collection of activity sheets will teach your students how to spot and interpret homographs, those words that are spelled the same, but which are pronounced differently and have different definitions. Students will be asked to define highlighted words using sentence context clues, choose the correct definition for a selected word based on its use in a sentence, and more. Extra project idea: Have your students construct a Venn diagram with homographs on one side, homophones on the other, and homonyms in the middle.