What is a homophone? Easy! There are different definitions of homophones in many dictionaries. I stick to the basic rule: If the prefix ‘homo’ means ‘same’ and ‘phone’ comes from the word ‘phoneme’ which means ‘sound’, then the term ‘homophone’ means ‘same sound’. This definition is simple and easy to remember.
Homophones can be found as pairs or triplets. Think of write, right and rite – that’s a triplet. The doubles are more common, such as peace/piece, stare/stair, cent/sent, cereal/serial, whether/weather, patience/patients, sweet/suite, etc.
I have prepared a set of 50 Homophone pairs in these Domino Cards. You’re welcome to check them out. I love making games, and if my students are addicted to them, then yours will be too!