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Spot the Correctly Spelled Homophone

In this worksheet, students will learn key homophones and find the correct homophone to complete a sentence.

'Spot the Correctly Spelled Homophone' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Homophones

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Welcome word detective, we’ve got another word puzzle on our hands and we need your help!

 

What do you notice about the following words?

heir          air

You’ve got it! They both sound the same but they are spelled differently. Words like this are called homophones.

 

We need to know when to use each of the words above:

Word

Meaning

Example

heir

The person who is next in line to the throne or a business

Prince Charles is the heir to the throne.

A prince and princess

air

The air that we breathe in

We breathed in the fresh air.

A man standing next to the ocean

 

Using these meanings, which word would best complete the following sentence?

He was the eldest son and ____ (heir, air) to the throne.

The best answer is heir as we are discussing the person who will take over when the King or Queen dies, so: He was the eldest son and heir to the throne.

 

Here are some other examples of homophones and when to use them:

pore

An opening in the skin

pour

Cause a liquid to flow

flair

A talent

flare

Sudden burst of flame

serial

A regular series

cereal

Breakfast food

dissent

Disagreement

descent

Moving downwards

 

Use the table above to help select the words that best complete this sentence:

Carefully, she       (pores/pours) milk on her bowl of       (cereal/serial).

The correct answers are pours and cereal, so: Carefully, she pours milk on her bowl of cereal.

 

Girl eating cereal
 

Let’s try one more: 

The       (flare/flair) shot into the air then the flame made a gentle         (dissent/descent).

The correct answers are flare and descent, so: The flare shot into the air then the flame made a gentle descent.

 

A bright light in the sky

 

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  Pssst!!            

Top Tip: The best way to get to grips with pesky homophones is to write them down in your vocab book. This way, you can learn what each spelling means.

 

It’s now your turn to hunt the homophones.

Good luck!

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