Many Meanings: Homophones

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10732

Did you ever take a peek at a mountain peak? Then you've lived in Homophone Land! Continue watching a video, play online games, and write the right poem to learn how different words sound the same!


Verbal Communication

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • What is the correct spelling for the picture above: see or sea?

These words are homophones. Find out more about homophones in this lesson!

In this third of five lessons, you will learn that many words have more than one meaning.

The words in this lesson sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings.

First, continue watching this Words with Multiple Meanings video (below) to learn more about multiple meaning words. You may remember watching the beginning of this video in the last lesson, "Many Meanings 2." You will begin the video at 1 minute 37 seconds. Stop the video at 2 minute 40 seconds.

Note to parents or teachers: Read aloud the text in the video to the student:


Words that sound the same but are spelled differently and that have different meanings are called homophones.

A good way to remember the word homophone is to think of a phone. When you talk on the phone, you can hear the other person. There are two different people talking. Homophones are two words that sound the same (like two people talking on the phone) but are spelled differently.

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