English is a quirky language, which can make spelling and writing a difficult subject for many students. In our series of homophones games, students will practice one of the main culprits of spelling mistakes: the homophone. Homophones are words that we pronounce the same but spell and use very differently. Choose the right homophones to complete the sentences with these homophones games!
Spelling can be a tough enough subject for any student. To make it even more difficult, English throws us the curveball of homophones: words that sound the same but have different meanings and different spellings, such as there, their, and they're. English is full of these tricky words, and they are the cause of many of the most common spelling mistakes. However, by investing a little time early on into learning the most common homophones, your students can avoid a lifetime of puzzling over whether to write to, too, or two in their next sentence. Not only do these selected games introduce your students to various homophones, but they also give students the opportunity to read these words and practice using them in context. Score points and win the game by choosing the right word from a selection of homophones to complete the sentence correctly. Instead of simply listing each word with its definition and asking students to memorize them, these homophones games allow students to actually start applying what they learn to develop more polished and mature writing skills.