These bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheets are a great help for practising and revising the use of homophones at Upper Key Stage 2.
There are three worksheets in total, covering the following five sections – ‘understand’, ‘challenge’, ‘test’, ‘explain’ and ‘apply’.
Students complete a series of five sentences by choosing between two homophones, and then identify misspellings in a further four sentences
Prompted by six different homophones, students devise a sentence for each one in which the term is used correctly
Students suggest suitable homophones for seven words, and complete three partial sentences with an appropriate homophone
Students explain the different meanings of a homophone pair of their own choosing, before proceeding to explain the different meanings of ‘complimented’ and ‘complemented’.
‘Can you write a poem which includes 3 pairs of homophones and shows what they mean?’
What is a homophone?
Pairs or groupings of words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings and/or spellings.
- ascent / assent
- allowed / aloud
- steal / steel
- sighed / side
- maid / made
- dear / deer
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused.