Sunday, April 16, 2017

Homophones Are Fun!

Which witch is which? I remember my fourth grade teacher writing that question on the board and explaining what homophones are and why it's important to always write the correct spelling of them.

To this day, I remember the important lessons I was taught and still "hear" and "see" my teachers as they stressed important concepts and strategies. 

I had little tricks I used to remember some of them. The word "witch" contains the word "wit" so I thought of a nice witch who had a good sense of humor.  Little tricks like that can make difference. 

Another example are the homophones "bear" and "bare".  The word "bear" has "EAR" in it. Bears have ears! That one is easy. 

As I teach homophones we brainstorm for little tricks like that and I'm always amazed the kinds of clues my students think of to remember the correct spellings of homophones. 

Download my free homophone activities and have fun!

photo of Homophones are Fun, PDF, free, homophones, Ruth S.


  1. Hi Jenn! Thanks for stopping by! I love sharing my lessons and worksheets! Kids have such difficulty with homophones, so this helps reinforce their spellings :)

    Have fun!


  2. I love this! Great ideas for how to remember these. I am a person blessed with a nearly photographic memory so these weren't hard for me. While that was a blessing as a child, it's not so helpful when I'm trying to teach because I don't have any great strategies to help my kids. :) Thanks for sharing yours! I really appreciate it.

    1. Hi Tina! I'm so glad the tips helped you. Many students need these to help them how to use the words correctly. Some, like you, have photographic memories so they don't have a problem. Thanks for stopping by!