Looks Can Be Deceiving
Homographs — words that are spelled the same but have different meanings — are a common source of frustration among ESL and native English speakers alike. What many students do not realize is that sometimes identifying a homograph's part of speech can indicate to readers how that word is pronounced.
This worksheet asks students to use the Visual Thesaurus to help them identify part of speech and pronunciation patterns for a batch of common homographs. Click here for the worksheet, and click here to read the related lesson plan, "Making Sense of Homographs."