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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

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


Homophones

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

    there

    buy

    hear

    peace

their, they’re

bye

here

piece


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

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?


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


Correct


The correct answer was b. burn.


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


Correct


The correct answer was a. getting the ok from a parent.


Correct


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


Correct


The correct answer was c. your name in your handwriting.


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


Correct


The correct answer was b. cost of the ride .


Vocabulary

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

In the passage, the word blurted means:

  • yelled

  • said

  • whispered


Correct


The correct answer was a. yelled.


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


Correct


The correct answer was c. squeezed.


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


Correct


The correct answer was b. carved.


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


Correct


The correct answer was c. excellent.


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/blueread/reed

ball/bawlloan/lone

add/adgreat/grate

peace/piecereign/rain/rein

shoe/shoo


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