Learning About Homonyms

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Length of Time
1 hour

This lesson consists of homonyms that students have had difficulty in learning such as hear/here, their/there, or to/too/two.

This lesson is for third through fifth grade students.


Students will learn:
About Homonyms
To write out definitions
To use each word in sentences

Materials Needed

The worksheet I have included in this lesson
Dictionary to look up words
Pencils and erasers


First, you will copy the worksheet so that each student will have a copy.

Then, you will write an example on the board so they can see what they are to do.

Example: Blue/Blew

Blue - The color - I like blue.

Blew - Blow, Blew, Blown - My paper blew away.

After that, you will pass out the worksheet for them to work independently.

When they have completed their worksheet, they can submit them to you for grading.

Worksheet - Homonyms

Directions - You are to write a definition of each word and then use each word in a sentence.

1. Here -

Hear -

2. There -

Their -

3. Two -

Too -

To -

4. Main -

Mane -

5. Knew -

New -

6. Some - Sum -

7. Write - Right -

8. Whole -

Hole -

9. No -

Know - 10. Principal -

Principle -


Each question is worth 10 points for a total of 100 points.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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