Over 16 million comics and storyboards created

Free!
Pixton Comic & Storyboard Maker

Lesson Plan by Lauren Martin M.Ed.

Homophones

This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings vocabulary to life with comics and storyboards.

Make vocabulary come to life with comics!

Including these awesome activities:
Print All

Featured Layouts

When students complete the activities in this lesson plan, they will use the following comic layout types.

  • Comic Strip
  • Poster
  • Graphic Novel

Your students will create amazing images like these in no time!

This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings vocabulary to life with comics and storyboards.
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings vocabulary to life with comics and storyboards.
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings vocabulary to life with comics and storyboards.

Featured Props

Homophones

Student creations come alive with these themed objects – in addition to our library of over 3,000 props!

  • Ball
    Ball
  • Bat
    Bat
  • Bear
    Bear
  • Boat
    Boat
  • Envelope
    Envelope
  • Flower
    Flower
  • Pencil
    Pencil
  • Rabbit
    Rabbit
  • Rain
    Rain
  • Shore
    Shore
Print this Teacher Guide

Teacher Guide

Homophones

Step 1Class discussion with students

Getting Started

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. For example: "there," "their," and "they're." Unlike learning general phonics and grammar rules, students must be explicitly and repeatedly taught homophones to remember which spellings are attached to which definitions.

Opening Discussion

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Review the following homophones:

  • Breathable AIR / HEIR to a fortune or throne
  • Wedding AISLE / ISLE in the middle of the ocean
  • ALLOWED to go to the party / Laughed ALOUD
  • The pants need to be ALTERED / The got married at the ALTAR
  • The ANT ate a crumb on the sidewalk / MY AUNT visits on holidays
  • I ATE the cookie / I'm EIGHT years old
  • BALE of hay / BAIL out
  • He threw the BALL / He cried and BAWLED
  • The BAND played at the concert / He was BANNED from entering
  • BARE feet / The BEAR lives in the woods
  • BE yourself / The BEE likes honey
  • I was BILLED for the purchase / BUILD my house by the lake
  • BOARD game / I'm BORED
  • Horses are BRED for speed / Pass the BREAD
  • BRAKE the car / Summer BREAK
  • Horse's BRIDLE / BRIDAL party
  • Wear the BROOCH / BROACH the subject
  • BROWSE the store / EyeBROWS
  • BUY with money / Look BY the door / Say goodBYE
  • His CAPITOL consists of money and property / The CAPITAL city
  • Sesame SEED / The south will CEDE from the union
  • Microscopic CELL / Sell your junk
  • Look in the CELLAR / SELLER of goods
  • Motion SENSOR / CENSOR and ban books
  • One CENT / Sweet SCENT / SENT mail
  • Breakfast CEREAL / SERIAL killer
  • CITE evidence / SIGHT-see / Project SITE
  • CLICK the button / Social CLIQUE
  • COARSE sandpaper or salt / Enroll in a literature COURSE
  • The COLONEL led the troops / Popcorn KERNEL
  • Those two colors COMPLEMENT each other / Thank you for the COMPLIMENT
  • percussion CYMBAL / SYMBOL in literature
  • DEAR Grandmother / DEER in the woods
  • DESERT or abandon / Chocolate DESSERT
  • Morning DEW / DUE date / DO your work
  • DIE of old age / DYE your clothes
  • DOE or deer / Bread DOUGH
  • EARN money / Ashes stored in an URN
  • I can do it / See with my EYE
  • Pay the FARE / That's not FAIR / The weather is FAIR / FAIR skin
  • FIND my keys / FINED $100
  • FIR tree / FUR coat
  • SHe has FLAIR / Rescue FLARE
  • FLEE the scene / FLEA bite
  • Open the chimney FLUE / FLEW away / FLU shot
  • Cake FLOUR / Blooming FLOWER
  • One FOR you / FOUR minutes / FOREfront
  • Go FORTH / FOURTH in line
  • Birds of FOWL / FOUL smell
  • Iron GATE / Walking GAIT
  • GENE inheritance / JEAN jacket
  • I KNEW the answer / NEW outfit
  • Animal GORILLA / GUERILLA warfare
  • GRATE cheese / GREAT idea
  • GREASE the pan / Ancient GREECE
  • You GUESSED correct / Honored GUEST
  • GROWN up / GROAN in pain
  • Rabbit or HARE / Cut your HAIR
  • HALLway / HAUL it in
  • Foot HEEL / HEAL wounds / He'll be late
  • I HEARD you / HERD of sheep
  • HORSE shoe / HOARSE voice
  • WHOLE entire world / HOLE in the ground
  • One HOUR / OUR house
  • ELICIT a response / ILLICIT content
  • Fascinating INSIGHT / INCITE a riot
  • NEED help / KNEAD bread
  • KNIGHT in shining armor / NIGHT time
  • NO thank you / I KNOW you
  • House MAID / MADE dinner
  • Female or MALE / MAIL man
  • Horse's MANE / MAIN road
  • Shopping MALL / MAULED by a bear
  • Roast MEAT / MEET my friend
  • Coal MINER / Teenage MINOR
  • MISSED the appointment / Morning MIST
  • Good MORNING / MOURNING death
  • Strong MUSCLES / MUSSELS are shellfish
  • NAVAL ship / NAVEL belly button
  • Christian NUN / NONE for me
  • Row with the OAR / Either OR / Mining ORE
  • OH my / OWE money
  • ONE minute / WON the race
  • Don't OVERDO it / Bills are OVERDUE
  • Sail OVERSEAS / Manager OVERSEES
  • Water PAIL / PALE in comparison
  • Physical PAIN / Window PANE
  • PEAR tree / PARE the avocado / PAIR of two
  • PAST history / PASSED the house
  • Doctor's PATIENTS / PATIENCE is a virtue
  • Dog PAWS / PAUDE the movie
  • PEACE and quiet / PIECE of pie
  • PEEK at the presents / PEEK of a mountain / PIQUE my curiosity
  • PEER through the window / Boat PIER
  • Cats PURR / Miles PER hour
  • Grassy PLAIN / Fly in a PLANE
  • Political POLL / Flag POLE
  • POUR the water / Invisible PORE
  • School PRINCIPAL / PRINCIPLE reason
  • Religious PROPHET / Money PROFIT
  • Summer RAIN / REIN in the horse / King's REIGN
  • RAISE children / RAYS of sun
  • RAP song / Wrap a present
  • A religious RITE / WRITE a letter / She's RIGHT / RIGHT hand
  • WRING out the towel / Gold RING
  • ROLL over / Group ROLE
  • ROUTE 66 / ROOT in the ground / ROOT for a team
  • ROTE memorization / WROTE a book
  • Gold course RUFF / ROUGH texture
  • SAIL boat / On SALE
  • Medieval SERF / SURF waves
  • SO you can / SEW a dress / SOW a seed
  • SHEER transparent fabric / SHEER courage / SHEAR or cut
  • SHOO away / Tennis SHOE
  • SIDE of the house / SIGHED with relief
  • SLAY or kill / SLEIGH ride
  • SLEIGHT of hand / SLIGHT or small / SLIGHT or insult
  • SHOWN the way / SHONE brightly
  • SORE throat / SOAR high
  • SOLE of foot / SOUL or spirit
  • Father and SON / SUN in the sky
  • The total SUM / SOME of the time
  • STAID and respectful / She STAYED home
  • Wooden STAKE / Grilled STEAK
  • STATIONERY letters / STATIONARY and not moving
  • STAIR way / STARE at the screen
  • Stainless STEEL / STEAL money
  • Hotel SUITE / SWEET candy
  • Cat TAIL / TALE of good and evil
  • TAUT or pulled tight / TAUGHT a lessom
  • TEEMING with insects / Sports TEAM
  • Shed a TEAR / Top TIER
  • I did this and THEN that / Greater THAN or less THAN
  • THEIR belongings / Over THERE / THEY'RE having fun
  • THROUGH the door / THREW the ball
  • Recipes with THYME / It's TIME
  • TIED with rope / Ocean TIDE
  • Go TO the store / TOO many / Two in a pair
  • TOWED the car / TOAD and frog
  • TOW the truck / TOE nail
  • VAIN personality / VEIN of blood / Weather VANE
  • Immoral VICE / VISE grip
  • VILE actions / VIAL of medicine
  • WADE in the water / WEIGHED a ton
  • WAIL and cry / Ocean WHALE
  • WASTE and garbage / WAIST and hips
  • WEIGHT loss / WAIT a minute
  • WAIVE the fee / Surf the WAVE
  • WARE house WEAR clothes / WHERE are you
  • WAY too far / WEIGH yourself / Eat WHEY
  • Tired and WEAK / This WEEK
  • WE'LL go / Car WHEEL
  • WHETHER or not / Good WEATHER
  • WE'D like to go / WEED the garden
  • WE'VE seen / WEAVE the blanket
  • WET grass / WHET your palate
  • WHICH do you prefer / Wicked WITCH
  • WHILE you were gone / WILE away the time
  • He drinks WINE / Don't WHINE
  • WHO'S there / WHOSE is it
  • WOOD table / WOULD you do it
  • YOUR belongings / YOU'RE going to school / Tales of YORE
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Comic Strip
    Contraction Homophones

    Complete after opening discussion.

    View Activity
  • Make a Comic Strip
    Common Homophones

    Complete after class discussion.

    View Activity
  • Make a Comic Strip
    Choose Your Own Homophones

    Complete after class discussion.

    View Activity
  • Extension / Modification
    Poster (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Poster listing every homophone.

  • Extension / Modification
    Graphic Novel (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Graphic Novel using as many homophones as you can in the story.

Step 3Concluding discussion with students

Discuss the following:

  • What homophones were you already familiar with?
  • What homophones were you not familiar with?
  • What memory devices can you use or create to remember the correct use of each homophone?
Print this Activity

Pixton Activity: Homophones 1 Contraction Homophones

Featured Layouts

  • Comic Strip

Intro

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Practice using three of the following contraction homophones:

  • THEY'RE / THERE / THEIR
  • YOU'RE / YOUR / YORE
  • WE'LL / WHEEL
  • HE'LL / HEEL
  • WHO'S / WHOSE
  • WE'D / WEED
  • WE'VE / WEAVE
  • IT'S / ITS

Instructions

Create three Comic Strips to illustrate three of the contraction homophones:

  • Include the word in the dialogue
  • Illustrate the meaning of the word in the dialogue
  • Include an appropriate illustration in each panel

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Example Comic Strip

Contraction Homophones by Student

Here's the link to share this comic:

Print this Activity

Pixton Activity: Homophones 2 Common Homophones

Featured Layouts

  • Comic Strip

Intro

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Practice using three of the MOST commonly misspelled homophones:

  • THEN / THAN
  • TO / TWO / TOO
  • BY / BUY / BYE
  • WEAR / WHERE
  • WHICH / WITCH
  • ONE / WON
  • WOULD / WOOD
  • COT / CAUGHT
  • HERE / HEAR
  • WHOLE / HOLE
  • CLOSE / CLOTHES
  • MORNING / MOURNING
  • ALOUD / ALLOWED

Instructions

Create three Comic Strips to illustrate three commonly misspelled homophones:

  • Include the word in the dialogue
  • Illustrate the meaning of the word in the dialogue
  • Include an appropriate illustration in each panel

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Example Comic Strip

Commonly Misspelled Homophones: To / Two / Too by Student

Here's the link to share this comic:

Print this Activity

Pixton Activity: Homophones 3 Choose Your Own Homophones

Featured Layouts

  • Comic Strip

Intro

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Review the homophones from the opening discussion and practice using the three homophones YOU misspell the most.

Instructions

Create three Comic Strips to illustrate three of the homophones you tend to misspell the most:

  • Include the word in the dialogue
  • Illustrate the meaning of the word in the dialogue
  • Include an appropriate illustration in each panel

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Example Comic Strip

Practice Homophones by Student

Here's the link to share this comic:

Find more lesson plans:

  • MADE AT PIXTON.COM