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Making Sense of Homographs
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.
Choose the Homograph
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.
Homophones and Homographs
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.
Making Sense of Homographs
What is a homograph? Develop your students' 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.
What are Homographs?
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.
Identify the Homographs
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 students don’t contest, you could conduct this exercise as a contest. An answer key is provided.
Complete the Story with Homographs
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.
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.
Instant Spelling Activity: Homographs
Students identify homographs. In this homograph lesson, students listen to a sentence that contains a homograph to identify the homograph. Students 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.
Homographs and Homophones
Fourth graders complete a crossword puzzle. For 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.
Homographs and Homonyms
In this homographs and homonyms learning exercise, students determine the meaning of 4 homographs and complete 4 sentences with the correct homonym.
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 instructional activity, students read sentences containing both homophones and a definition and underline the word in the sentence that matches the definition. Students identify 10 homographs.
Strategy for Spelling Success
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.
Making Sense of Stress Homographs
In this homographs instructional activity, students identify the part of speech for each of the homographs and then underlined the stressed syllable. Students complete 6 problems.
Review: Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms and Homographs
In this grammar activity, students read the 20 sentences and identify the pair of underlined words as synonyms, antonyms, homonyms or homographs.
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Fifth graders complete a spelling activity for homographs. In this spelling lesson, 5th graders complete a crossword puzzle using homographs.
In this recognizing homographs learning exercise, students observe boxes containing picture clues, two incomplete sentences, and two choices of answers. Students fill in the 9 blanks with the correct homograph choices.
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.
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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.