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Goin ’ Someplace Special. By Patricia C. McKissack Illustrated by Merry Pinkney Vocabulary - Homophones. 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.

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goin someplace special

Goin’ Someplace Special

By Patricia C. McKissack

Illustrated by Merry Pinkney

Vocabulary - Homophones

homophones
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

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Homophones
  • Can you spell the homophones that match these words sounds?

there

buy

hear

peace

their, they’re

bye

here

piece

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Homophones
  • 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.
vocabulary
Vocabulary

scald blurted

permission clenched

autograph chiseled

fare spectacular

Which word in the set is a homophone?

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Vocabulary

scald blurted

permission clenched

autograph chiseled

fare spectacular

Which words can you put in a sentence?

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Vocabulary

scald blurted

permission clenched

autograph chiseled

fare spectacular

Which words can you define?

use the context
Use the context.

“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:

  • heat
  • burn
  • warm
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Use the context.

“Ummm, I’ll ask my mom if I can go. I need her permission.”

In the passage, permission means:

  • getting the ok from a parent
  • asking a parent
  • knowing it is okay to go
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Vocabulary

“In Joe’s house there was a picture of Dr. King with his autograph on the bottom.”

In the passage, autograph means:

  • to write about yourself
  • a book about you
  • your name in your handwriting
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Vocabulary

“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:

  • honest and truthful
  • cost of the ride
  • ticket to ride
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Vocabulary

“No Ma’am,” Paul blurted out suddenly.

In the passage, the word blurted means:

  • yelled
  • said
  • whispered
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Vocabulary

Paul’s hand was clenched in a fist as they headed for the two empty stools.”

In the passage, the word clenched means:

  • sweating
  • pounding
  • squeezed
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Vocabulary

A man with a frown that looked like it was chiseled out of stone blocked their way.

In the passage, the word chiseled means:

  • angry
  • carved
  • still
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Vocabulary

“Have a spectacular afternoon.” she said. “Two friends like you, that shouldn’t be a problem.”

In the passage, the word spectacular means:

  • good
  • great
  • excellent
vocabulary challenge
Vocabulary Challenge

Use both of these words in one meaningful sentence. Be sure each word is used according to the meaning of its spelling.

blew/blue read/reed

ball/bawl loan/lone

add/ad great/grate

peace/piece reign/rain/rein

shoe/shoo

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