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Spell Commonly Misspelt Homophones

In this worksheet, students will learn how to spell some common homophones (whose/who's and whether/weather).

'Spell Commonly Misspelt Homophones ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Homophone Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we're going to to be looking at common homophones and how to spell them.


Homophones are words that sound the same, but mean different things and are spelt differently.


For example bear and bare.  


Read those two words out loud - did you notice that they sound exactly the same?  

They have completely different meanings though.

Let's look at each of them in a sentence:


The bear was prowling through the forest.


Brown bear walking on all fours


On hot days I like to take off my socks and have bare feet.



In this activity, we are going to practise spelling two pairs of homophones:

who's and whose

weather and whether


Let's look at these in a sentence so we can understand their different meanings:


Who's feeling hungry?


boy eating pizza


Who's is a contraction. It is short for who is.  


Whose book is this?


book with a green cover


Whose is a possessive pronoun. We can use it to say or ask which person something belongs to.



The weather is sunny today.


beach on a sunny day


Weather is the temperature and other conditions (like rain, snow, etc) outside.


I wonder whether my parcel will arrive today or tomorrow.


three parcels wrapped in brown paper.


Whether has a similar meaning to if.


Let's practise spelling these in the questions that follow.

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