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Students investigate the relationship between parts of speech and pronunciation of stress homographs.  In this homographs lesson, students use the Visual Thesaurus to define the word "homograph", brainstorm different pairs of homographs, identify the part of speech and stressed syllables of pairs of homographs, and complete a worksheet about stress homographs.
Practice homographs with this fun worksheet! Learners choose the meanings of ten homographs based on the sentence's context clues. The worksheet has a picture of bats - one flying mammal, and one used in baseball. Use this resource as a homework assignment or a warm-up activity. An answer key is available for easy grading.
What is a homograph? Develop your learners' vocabulary with a word association tool.   Language arts classes discover what a homograph is and how it can be used as a visual thesaurus. They discover the other uses for homographs such as linking brainstorming ideas to a subject.
Take a minute to introduce your class to homographs. Because the differences in the meanings of these words is not minute, and because no word bank is provided, some learners might struggle. However, the provided answer key means you can bank on their success.
To conduct an orchestra, a conductor’s conduct must be above reproach. What fun! Light a match under your readers by having them read a series of definitions and find the homograph that matches. If middle schoolers don’t contest, you could conduct this exercise as a contest. An answer key is provided. 
Why are homographs so tricky? They have the same spelling, but they have different meanings. After completing this reading passage with the correct words, look at each homograph listed and encourage your class members to find the alternative meaning. For example, the word pitcher here is used to describe a baseball player, but it is also a container for water. 
Getting tired of correcting to, two, and too? What about weather and whether? Use a thorough lesson on homophones and homographs to clear up those differences. Fourth and fifth graders identify which words sound the same and are spelled differently, and which words sound the same and are spelled the same, such as match and match. 
Young scholars identify homographs.  In this homograph lesson, students listen to a sentence that contains a homograph to identify the homograph.  Young scholars choose 16 homographs to put in a BINGO grid.  Students write sentences that contain a pair of the homographs selected, then use the grid to play BINGO.
Fourth graders complete a crossword puzzle. In this homophones and homographs lesson, 4th graders define homographs and look at examples. Students contrast homographs and homophones. Students complete a worksheet where they fill in a crossword puzzle on homographs and homophones.
In this homographs and homonyms worksheet, students determine the meaning of 4 homographs and complete 4 sentences with the correct homonym.
There are eight homograph riddles here: can your scholars figure them out? For each, there are three definitions and a picture. Learners use the picture and multiple meanings as clues, recording a word that matches all three. They read an example before trying on their own.
Not all homographs are the same! Actually, that's exactly what the definition means; the spelling is the same, but the meanings are different! Look at some common homographs with your class. Example words include: bow, desert, produce, wind, subject, and bass. 
In this recognizing meanings and usages of homophones/ homographs worksheet, students read sentences containing both homophones and a definition and underline the word in the sentence that matches the definition. Students identify 10 homographs.
In this homographs worksheet, students identify the part of speech for each of the homographs and then underlined the stressed syllable. Students complete 6 problems.
In this language arts worksheet, students learn that a homograph has the same spelling as another word but a different meaning and sometimes a different pronunciation. On these 3 pages, students study 5 examples of homographs which have sentences and are illustrated. There are no questions on the page.
Third graders participate in a discussion about homographs. In this word writing lesson plan, 3rd graders practice reading and choosing the correct homographs on a practice worksheet.
Fifth graders complete a spelling activity for homographs. In this spelling lesson, 5th graders complete a crossword puzzle using homographs.
Students practice expanding their vocabulary by defining words based on the context of the sentence they are in.  In this grammar lesson, students define the words homograph and homophone and give examples of each.  Students collaborate in small groups to create sentences which include homographs which other groups must identify.
Students participate in word work and vocabulary building before reading an online article. They complete worksheets or an online quiz the focuses on homographs. They write a diary entry.
In this homonyms, homophones, and homographs activity, students use the chart to keep the 3 straight and then respond to 13 multiple choice questions.

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