Homophone Crossword Puzzle: Less Common Homophones

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9th - 11th
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Effectivem enjoyable, and easy to use, this puzzle is a unique way to practice homophones.

Research suggests that homophones are the most common spelling errors, even with adults.

These types of misspellings are related to grammar usage.

This puzzle includes 24 less common homophone pairs, intended for academic students in middle and high school, as well as some college students.

It also includes a Reference Page that explains the meanings of the homophones for students who might need extra guidance.

The act of actually placing the letters into the crossword also increases spelling accuracy.

The crossword puzzle is fun and effective and can be used for homework, seatwork, or in learning centers, helping students improve grammar, spelling, and writing.

We hope your students enjoy this unique form of homophone practice.

Be sure to check out Reading Spotlight’s other enjoyable forms of grammar and spelling practice, including

Homophone Crossword Puzzles

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Thank you for considering these effective and enjoyable resources.

Grammar and spelling practice can be fun!

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4 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.


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