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By Patricia C. McKissack Illustrated by Merry Pinkney Vocabulary - Homophones
Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. ax/acts ate/eight bare/bear hair/hare halve/have rose/rows see/sea Homophones
Can you spell the homophones that match these words sounds? there buy hear peace Homophones their, they’re bye here piece
When homophones are used in writing, the meaning of the sentence will help you understand which spelling to use. The meanings of ax and acts are very different from each other. Which word would you put in this sentence: The guard counted the weapon and found the _____ was missing. Homophones
scaldblurted permissionclenched autographchiseled farespectacular Which word in the set is a homophone? Vocabulary
scaldblurted permissionclenched autographchiseled farespectacular Which words can you put in a sentence? Vocabulary
scaldblurted permissionclenched autographchiseled farespectacular Which words can you define? Vocabulary
“It was a hot day and the Mississippi sun was doing its best to scald the boys with its hot rays.” In this sentence scald means: a.heatheat b.burnburn c.warmwarm Use the context.
The correct answer was b. burn.
“Ummm, I’ll ask my mom if I can go. I need her permission.” In the passage, permission means: a.getting the ok from a parentgetting the ok from a parent b.asking a parentasking a parent c.knowing it is okay to goknowing it is okay to go Use the context.
The correct answer was a. getting the ok from a parent.
“In Joe’s house there was a picture of Dr. King with his autograph on the bottom.” In the passage, autograph means: a.to write about yourselfto write about yourself b.a book about youa book about you c.your name in your handwritingyour name in your handwriting Vocabulary
The correct answer was c. your name in your handwriting.
“Why don’t you boys take the bus to the drugstore? I’ve got the bus fare right here.” In the passage, the word fare means: a.honest and truthfulhonest and truthful b.cost of the ridecost of the ride c.ticket to rideticket to ride Vocabulary
The correct answer was b. cost of the ride.
“No Ma’am,” Paul blurted out suddenly. In the passage, the word blurted means: a.yelledyelled b.saidsaid c.whisperedwhispered Vocabulary
The correct answer was a. yelled.
Paul’s hand was clenched in a fist as they headed for the two empty stools.” In the passage, the word clenched means: a.sweatingsweating b.poundingpounding c.squeezedsqueezed Vocabulary
The correct answer was c. squeezed.
A man with a frown that looked like it was chiseled out of stone blocked their way. In the passage, the word chiseled means: a.angryangry b.carvedcarved c.stillstill Vocabulary
The correct answer was b. carved.
“Have a spectacular afternoon.” she said. “Two friends like you, that shouldn’t be a problem.” In the passage, the word spectacular means: a.goodgood b.greatgreat c.excellentexcellent Vocabulary
The correct answer was c. excellent.
Use both of these words in one meaningful sentence. Be sure each word is used according to the meaning of its spelling. blew/blueread/reed ball/bawlloan/lone add/adgreat/grate peace/piecereign/rain/rein shoe/shoo Vocabulary Challenge