Homonymstheir tothere twothey’re too hear here your its you’re it’s
Homonyms are words that:• sound alike• are spelled differently• have different meanings See examples below:
Let’s look at some common homonyms!Word Definition Picture• their possessive of “they”• there location• they’re contraction for “they are” Write a sentence correctly using at least two of the above homonyms.
More Work with HomonymsWord Definition Picture• to direction• too excessive; in addition• two number Which homonym means “very”?
Its vs. It’sWord Definition Picture• its possessive of “it is”• it’s contraction of “it is” Rewrite the following sentence using a homonym: “The dog’s leash is long.”
You’re vs. YourWord Definition Picture• you’re contraction of “you are”• your possessive of “you” Which homonym shows ownership?
Hear vs. HereWord Definition Picture• hear to listen• here location If you’re asking someone to come towards you, which homonym is correct?
Right vs. WriteWord Definition Pictureright correct; directionIf you are creatingpoetry, whichhomonym is mostsuitable?write to produce words
Peace vs. Piece Word Definition Picture • peace calm • piece part of a wholeFor the two homonymsabove, use the firsthomonym in a socialstudies context, and thesecond one in amathematics concept.
Practice with HomonymsFill in the blank with the correct word.• 1. __________ going to the races this evening.(Their, Theyre)• 2. We had __________ much snow last winter.(to, too, two) More practice with homonyms:http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/Materials/ndakota/s pelling/lesson1.html School House Polka