These are the words that sound the same, but have different spellings and definitions.

When you are reading you will often come across words that are said aloud or pronounced the same way, but have completely different spellings, not only that they have completely different meanings. When it is dark out because the sun sets, we usually refer to that as night. Back in the twelfth century knights were the leaders of crusading armies. These two concepts are completely different, yet the subjects have totally distinct meanings. Homophones also are the culprit in many common misspellings. Examples include write and right, knot and not, flour and flower. It doesn't matter when you are speaking, but when you are writing, it makes all the difference in the world.

The following collection of activity sheets will teach your students how to spot and interpret homophones. Students will be asked to choose the correct word using sentence context clues. Activities include fill in the blank, choosing the correct term from a given word bank, defining given word sets, correcting erroneous words 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. Where do they see the overlap?

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Take It From The Right

Choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

Circle It

Circle the correct word to complete the sentence out of each pair of homonyms. This might take a minute to really kick in.

Choose the Correct One

Choose the correct word to complete each sentence. When you choose the word you should be very confident that it fits.

Lion Heart

I'm not lion to you! Are you lion to me? Read each sentence below.

Word Bank

Choose the correct word to complete each sentence, based on the context. Use the Word Box. Word boxes can be helpful or a distraction, it is your choice.

Milky Days

Correct the homophones in each sentence. Make sure that you can clearly read what is being asked of you.


Clues can be helpful to try to understand the direction of the work. Write the correct word for each clue that is given.

Choose the Correct One

These sentences are missing something. Fill in the sentence holes with the word bank.

All Glasses!

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

What Does it Mean?

See if you can understand what is meant by each sentence and then nail down the proper meaning.

Roots of Seams

Read each sentence. Choose the correct definition for the bold word. You will have to read into the context of the sentence in each case.

Fill in the Blank

Rewrite each sentence to correct the errors that are present.


Does this mouse have a long tale, or a long tail? Match the homophone in each sentence to its correct definition.

Complete the Sentence

Every sentence that you see here is missing something. Determine what it needs.

The Hunt

Find and correct the error in each sentence.