Homophones and Homonyms

This week in 4KM and 4KJ we have been learning about some special words – homophones and homonyms.

Homophones are pairs of words that have:

  • the same prounciation
  • different spelling
  • different meanings.

The words pair and pear are homophones. Here are two sentences that show the different spelling and meaning of the words. Mrs Morris is wearing a pair of pink shoes. Miss Jordan ate a pear at recess.

Some other examples of homophones are:

  • there, their and they’re
  • see and sea
  • where and wear

We played the Pairs Word Game to help us learn more homophones


Homonyms are pairs of words that have:

  • the same spelling
  • different meanings.

*** Homonyms can have the same or different pronounciation.

The word bat is a homonym because it has multiple meanings but is always spelt the same. For example: Mrs Morris saw a bat hanging from the tree. Miss Jordan grabbed a cricket bat for an outdoor game. Mrs Morris used all of her strength to bat the ball to Miss Jordan.

Some other examples of homonyms are:

  • skip
  • wave
  • blue

Try The Homonym Game to discover more homonyms


Are there any particular homophones or homonyms that confuse you?

Can you write an interesting comment using some homophones or homonyms?

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27 thoughts on “Homophones and Homonyms

  1. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    What a lovley post Miss Jordan!

    I havn’t really thought about it yet but I might have come across a homophone that confused me, but there is one that did confuse me a little; there, their and they’re. The first one means their things. Here is one example:

    Fluffy is their dog.

    The second there is over there. Here is one other example:

    Iesha is over there.

    The third they’re means they are. Here is the last example:

    They’re going to a party on Saturday.

    I remember a trick of remembering they’re. Drop the a and replace it with an apostrophe.

    From your blogging buddy,
    Iesha ๐Ÿ˜€ :mrgreen:

  2. Dear 4Km and 4KJ
    If you’re clever you will know your homonyms and homophones! They’re important to spell correctly, especially as there are so many of them.
    Last week I was feeling a little blue, so I went for a walk and the wind blew all my worries away!
    I wish I could travel over the sea to see you all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    warm wishes
    Mrs McKenzie

    • Dear Mrs McKenzie,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the blog! You are right, it is important to spell them correctly.

      I also wish that I could go over the sea to see you all! Sorry it was a very short reply. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

      From your blogging buddy,
      Iesha ๐Ÿ˜€ :mrgreen:

      P.S Did you like how I used the homophones?

  3. Hey 4KM and 4KJ,

    Wow โ— Your blog looks amazing. You have put so much detail into your post. I also like the theme.
    Here is heaps of types of homophones.

    Some homophones are:
    There, their and they’re
    Butt and but
    Pool and pull
    Dear and deer
    Bear and bare
    Meet and meat
    Sore and saw
    Shore and sure
    They are some of the ones I know.

    Happy blogging,
    Nichole ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    • Dear Nichole,
      Thank you for commenting on the class blog. Thank you for saying that our blog looks great. I have to agree with you though the blog does look great but that is because Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan love blogging so they like to make the blog look nice.

      I do like topic of the post as well and I also liked lerning about it in class. It is good to lern new topics.
      Homophones and Homonyms is a fun topic to lern about and soon we will be learning about something else.

      They are really good Homophones there was even one homophone in your list that we didn’t know about and that one was pool and pull.

      Here are some I know:
      sail and sale
      there their and they’re
      saw sore
      see and sea
      and lots more.

      From Maddy ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

      • Dear Maddy,

        Thank you for replying back to me. It shows you really pay attention to your class blog. Have you got your own blog?

        Your teachers have been trying so hard on blogging havn’t they?

        Why do you think it is good to learn new topics. I think it is good because you get smarter and smarter. What will you learn about next?

        They are some really great homophones. Did you learn them or did you already know them?

        From Nichole

  4. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I really like doing Homophones and homonyms
    it is really fun.

    I like the homophones and homonyms games they are good games. :3



    • Dear Kadyn,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the blog! I agree, Homophones and Homonyms are a really fun topic to work on.

      The games are really fun too. My favourite is the Homonym game, (wich is the second one.)

      From your classmate,
      Iesha ๐Ÿ˜€ :mrgreen:

  5. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Here are some of the Homophones I know-
    aid โ€“ aide
    allowed – aloud
    ate โ€“ eight
    buy – by – bye
    cent โ€“ sent
    close โ€“ clothes
    flew โ€“ flu
    no – know

    I was searching around the internet and I found a good website check here
    :http//homeworktips.about.com/od/englishhomework/a/homonyms.htm: for more homophones.

    bye for now,
    Kealee :mrgreen:

    • Dear Kealee,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the blog! Here are a couple of homophones I know:


      From your blogging buddy,
      Iesha ๐Ÿ˜€ :mrgreen:

      P.S Sorry it was a short reply.

  6. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I love the post on Homophones and homonyms. At first I didn’t know any of them, but now I know heaps! Here are some examples:
    ♥ Here and Hear
    ♥ Whole and Hole
    ♥ Die and Dye
    ♥ Sea and See
    ♥ Where and Wear
    ♥ Blue and Blew

    There are lots of homonyms too:

    ♥ Date and Date
    ♥ Type and Type
    ♥ Stick and Stick
    ♥ Light and Light
    ♥ Play and Play
    ♥ Fly and Fly

    Here are some sentence:
    The bird loves to fly with the fly.
    The light bulb is really light.
    I ate a whole sandwich in a hole.

    Can you think of any sentences?

    Bye for now!

    From your blogging buddy,
    Indi ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dear Indi,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the blog! Wow, there are some good Homophones and Homonyms in your comment!
      You really good at this Homophones and Homonyms stuff.

      Here are two homophons for you:


      Now I will put the two homophones into mini stories:

      My cousin had a party at golf were she said “FORE” all the time. The cake was shaped like a four and when I gave her a presant I said this is for you.

      I was sitting on a chair outside one day and I said to myself “I want to have a party over there,” as I pointed, well, over there. I said to mum that I wanted my friends kitten and mum said “Iesha, it is their kitten.”

      Later I said to dad that I wanted to go on a holiday with my nan and pop, and dad said, “I know they’re going on a holiday, but they want to go without children.”

      From your best mate,
      Iesha ๐Ÿ˜€ :mrgreen:

  7. Dear 4KM and 4KJ

    What a great post! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Homophones and Homonyms are very fun to
    learn about.

    Here is a list of homophones I know,

    sail and sale
    see and sea
    saw and sore
    seel and seal
    meet and meat
    hear and here

    Here is a list of homonyms I know,

    pool and pool
    straw and straw
    sail and sail
    scale and scale
    nail and nail

    I hope you like them.

    Happy blogging
    L♥ren ๐Ÿ˜†

    • Dear Loren,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the blog! I agree, Homophones and homonyms are very fun to learn about!

      Those are very good Homophones and Homonyms you thought of there. Here are some Homophones and homonyms I know:



      From your blogging buddy,
      Iesha ๐Ÿ˜€ :mrgreen:

  8. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,
    sorry I haven’t left any comments lately, I been so busy!
    I like the subject ‘homophones and homonyms’ it’s fun!

    I would love for many people to learn about this, it’s important and fun, this post really caught my eye.

    There are some very tricky homophones and homonyms, I had a little bit of trouble with some, but I can’t seem to remember them. ๐Ÿ™
    And right now I can’t really think of any that I’ve had trouble with, I must be tired.

    Your blogging buddy,
    Bronte ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Dear Bronte,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the blog! I agree Homophones and Homonyms are fun to learn about!

      I think Homonyms and Homophones are a real eye opener. Sometimes I have also been tired that I couldn’t remember one topic. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

      From your best mate,
      Iesha ๐Ÿ˜€ :mrgreen:

  9. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    What a wonderful post! I am sad I wasn’t here to learn about Homophones and Homonyms, but from this post I know what they are.

    Here are some homophones I know:









    • Dear Skye,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the blog! Yes, it is a wonderful post! Here are some Homophones I know:





      From your class mate,
      Iesha ๐Ÿ˜€ :mrgreen:

  10. Hi,
    My name is William im in Grade 4 and im in the Neerim South Primary School
    Y.e.L.P squad. This blog is very good.
    I like the way you put on the games and the plugins that
    Make it better.
    Please visit my blog and the Neerim South Primary YeLP Blog

    Hangin With Will: hanginwithwill.global2.vic.edu.au
    Neerim South YeLP: yelpnsps.global2.vic.edu.au

    Thank you – William

    • Dear William,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on the class blog! You did leave a very good comment and I am sure that our class would love to come and see your blog.

      I’ve got a question for you:
      Do you know any Homophones or Homonyms?

      From your new friend,
      Iesha ๐Ÿ˜€ :mrgreen:

      • Hi,
        I am looking forward until the end of the year.
        Do you fo science or a language lesson.
        and one questions.

        where is Leopold.

        Cya – William

  11. Hello,

    Im part of the NSPS Y.e.L.P Squad. We did homophones in 3/4 this year. We didn’t use any of those games. Maybe I could suggest them for a revision lesson.

    -Lachlan (NSPS Y.e.L.P Squad)

    • Dear William,

      Thank you for leaving another comment on the class blog! Just to say, those games in the post are really fun!

      Yes mabye you could use them for a revision lesson. That’s a great idea.

      From your new friend,
      Iesha ๐Ÿ˜€ :mrgreen:

  12. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    WOW nice post I loved learning about homophones and homonyms.I haven’t had a chance to play any of the games yet I’m looking forward to playing them games I will miss you next year

    Bye for now

    Ronan (_(

  13. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Wow, what a great post!

    I really enjoyed learning about homophones and homonyms. I thought that learning about homophones and homonyms was very important, as you can then tell the difference between the two.

    The lessons we did on homophones and homonyms were very fun and entertaining. I learnt some new homophones and homonyms. Before we learnt about homonyms, I never knew anything about them.

    Some homonyms are:
    The ‘Bat’ words.
    1. I will bat the ball. (Verb)
    2. There is a bat in the tree. (Animal)
    3. You need a bat to play cricket. (Noun)

    Some homophones are:
    Stair and stare.
    1. Some people have stairs in their house. (Noun)
    2. I stared at Kim Clijsters all day long. (Verb)

    I learnt lots about homophones and homonyms!

    -Liv ๐Ÿ˜†

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