Friday, November 4

Avalon: Homophones x Homographs

Read the definitions below:

A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or two and too. (more at the related link)

The word homophone is made from two combining forms:
homo- (from the Greek word "homos", meaning "same"
-phone (from the Greek word "phone", meaning "voice" or "sound"

HOMOPHONES sound alike and have different meanings, but have different spellings.


bee (insect) - be (verb)

HOMOGRAPHS are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.

Ex: lie (untruth) - lie (down)

I. Watch the movie segment and decide what words are examples of homophones (2 words) and homographs (3 words). Then write their definitions.


__________ AND _________

Definitions: ______________ AND _________________


______________, ______________ AND ________

Definitions: __________, _____________ AND ____________

Answer key:

Homophones: Aunt AND Ant

1. Aunt: The sister of someone's father or mother

2. A very small insect that live under the ground in a very organized society

Homographs: Great AND Great AND Great

1. Great: a member of the family that is one generation away from that member

2. Great: big

3. Great: very good