If it's spelled the same and pronounced the same, but has different meanings, it's a homonym.

As with so many other parts of English, it's all about context. The following collection of activity sheets will teach your students how to spot and interpret homonyms. Students will be asked to choose the correct homonym using sentence context clues. Activities include fill in the blank, choosing the correct term from a given word bank, defining given pairs of homonyms, correcting erroneous homonyms within a given sentence, and more. Answer keys have been provided for instructors.

Extra project idea: Have your students construct a Venn diagram with homographs on one side, homophones on the other, and homonyms in the middle.

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Between Two

Choose the correct homonym to complete each sentence.

Define Them

Circle the correct word to complete the sentence out of each pair of homonyms.

Which Word Is Correct?

Choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

X Marks the Spot

Read each sentence below. If the bolded word in the sentence is correct, put a check (check) on the line. If it is not correct, put an X on the line.

Word Box

Choose the correct word to complete each sentence, based on the context. Use the Word Box.

Blank of Ideas

The word below the blank in each sentence is a homonym for the word that belongs in the blank. Write the correct homonym in the blank.

True Homonyms

Do you know the multiple meanings for each "true homonym" below? Write a sentence to demonstrate the different meanings of each homonym.

Matching

Match each sentence to the correct homonym.

The Underlines

The underlined word in each sentence is incorrect. The correct word is its homonym. Determine what the correct word should be and write it on the line.

Which One Means...

A homonym is each of several words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling. Circle the homonym that matches the meaning.

Homonyms

Read each sentence. Choose the correct definition for the bold word.

Pronunciation

A homonym is each of several words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling. Circle the homonym that fits the context of the sentence.

In Context

Match the homophone in each sentence to its correct definition.

Homonym Match-Up

Match the homonym in the left column with the sentence it belongs to. Write the homonym on the line.

Errors

Find the error in each sentence. Write the correct word on the line.