These PDF worksheets are an excellent way for children in UKS2 to revise and practise spelling homophones and other words that are often confused.
The words included in this resource are: father/farther, allowed/aloud, steal/steel, herd/heard, cereal/serial, guessed/ guest, isle/aisle, past/passed, alter/altar, who’s/whose, led/lead.
The worksheets include five different activities in which children look at spelling patterns, identify misspelt words and apply their spellings in context. They can be used within lessons, as an assessment or as a homework task.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
Write the alternative spelling for each homophone
Circle the correct spelling of the word for each sentence, and place the words into the correct sentences
Use the images, and the words underneath, to write a sentence about each
Read each sentence and change the underlined word or phrase for the correct homophone
Write a description of the picture, trying to use as many of the words listed as possible
What are homophones?
Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.
Examples of homophones or words that are often confused from English Appendix 1: years 5/6
National Curriculum English programme of study links
To continue to distinguish between homophones and other words that are often confused.