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Spelling homophones and near-homophones

I can spell common homophones and understand their meaning.

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Year 2

Spelling homophones and near-homophones

I can spell common homophones and understand their meaning.

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Key learning points

  1. Two or more words that sound the same but have different meanings or spellings are called homophones.
  2. 'There', 'their' and 'they're' are homophones.
  3. 'To', 'too' and 'two' are homophones.
  4. 'Won' and 'one' are homophones.
  5. 'Our', 'hour' and 'are' are homophones.

Common misconception

Many of these words are high frequency and common exception words.

Be explicit about the difficulties in spelling these words and give time to practise spelling these common exception words.

Keywords

  • Homophone - words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings

  • Near-homophone - a word that sounds very similar to another word with a slightly different spelling and meaning

  • Contraction - two words pushed together

You may need to amend this lesson based on your cohort's regional pronunciations as some of these words may not be pronounced the same in certain accents. Use 'homophone alert' as a hook.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Select the words that are all part of the same 'word family'.
Correct answer: win
victory
Correct answer: winning
Correct answer: winner
which
Q2.
Which of these words are nouns?
two
Correct answer: friend
played
Correct answer: cake
Q3.
Select the pair of homophones.
Correct answer: night
sight
Correct answer: knight
flight
Q4.
Select the pair of homophones.
hair
Correct answer: hear
Correct answer: here
high
Q5.
Match each term to its correct definition.
Correct Answer:grapheme,a letter or group of letters that represent a sound

a letter or group of letters that represent a sound

Correct Answer:phoneme,the smallest unit of sound that can change a word's meaning

the smallest unit of sound that can change a word's meaning

Correct Answer:homophone,words that sound the same but have different meanings

words that sound the same but have different meanings

Q6.
Select the correct spelling for the following sentence. I need to take a __________ from work to relax.
brake
Correct answer: break
brayk

6 Questions

Q1.
Match the homophones.
Correct Answer:won,one

one

Correct Answer:their,there

there

Correct Answer:to,two

two

Correct Answer:our,hour

hour

Q2.
Select the correct spelling for the following sentence. I would like to buy __________ ticket.
won
Correct answer: one
Q3.
Select the correct spelling for the following sentence. The children put on __________ coats.
Correct answer: their
they're
there
Q4.
Select the correct spelling for the following sentence. I walked __________ the shops
two
too
Correct answer: to
Q5.
Select the correct spelling for the following sentence. You are an __________ late.
are
Correct answer: hour
our
Q6.
What is a homophone?
the smallest unit of sound
words that look the same
the written representation of a sound
Correct answer: words that sound the same, but are spelt differently and have different meanings