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Explore Words with the Homophone Machine

Are you ready to create some silly sentences with homophones (those tricky words that sound alike, such as there and their)? We’ve got just the thing!

This engaging learning tool was created with fun-loving kids in mind. Go ahead and try out the Homophone Machine for yourself!

4 Ways to Explore Words with the Homophone Machine

  1. Playing with more than one person? Have a contest to see who can create a readable sentence with the highest number of incorrectly used homophones.
  2. Point out that William Shakespeare was not a careful speller—in fact, he even spelled his own name several different ways! But what if he had gone one step further? What if he had carelessly used homophones, paying no mind to choosing the proper word? We might have ended up with famous phrases like these:
    Two bee, oar knot two bee.
    This above awl: two thine own self bee true.
    A hoarse! A hoarse! My kingdom four a hoarse!
    Good knight, good knight! Parting is such suite sorrow, that eye shall say good knight till it bee morrow.

    What other silly Shakespearean phrases might have resulted? Type some of your favorite lines into the Homophone Machine to find out.
  3. Demonstrate that your computer’s spell checker, although a handy tool, will not necessarily catch incorrect usage. Then introduce your kids to the poem “Candidate for a Pullet Surprise” by Dr. Jerrold Zar, which aptly illustrates what can happen if you rely too much on the spell checker! Astonishingly, though more than 50% of the poem’s words (127 out of 224) are incorrect, all the words are spelled correctly.
  4. Copy and paste the lyrics to a song, a nursery rhyme, a favorite poem, or the text from a favorite picture book into the Homophone Machine to see what you get!
young girl playing with the homophone machine

And don’t forget two halve fun as ewe and you’re children explore homophones together! 😉

Go ahead…give it a try! Use our Homophone Machine and leave your best sentence in the comments below!

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Allyson

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This is a great tool I going to try it with my kiddos this week

Robin E.

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Thank you, Allyson! I hope you have lots of fun with this.

Jennifer Lawson

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This is great!

Denise Ezell

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What a great tool! Love it!

Audra

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Nice tool!

Ash

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That was pretty fun! I think my kiddos will enjoy this activity addition to our lessons.

Amna

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Omg, this is so cool!

DallaS Pearson

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Kids love this!

Hannah

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Love the playfulness of this!

Brittany

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Thank you for providing these helpful resources!

Kylie

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This is amazing! Definitely could help my children with their story writing!

Heather R

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Robin E.

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Love it, Heather! 😊

Lisa

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This is simply amazing! Many adulta I know need this!!

Sara

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I had my child try this out they totally loved it. I can’t wait to add this to my homeschool.

Robin E.

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Sara,
Thank you for letting us know your child enjoyed the Homophone Machine! We think it’s fun, but it’s great to hear students do too. 😊

Elizabeth

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My kids are going to love this. Thank you!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Elizabeth! I hope your kids have lots of fun with it. 😊

Ginger Jerzak

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I love All About Learning. Always presenting something yo make teaching easier.

Karen

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Sounds very helpful. I might try this for my children.

Holly R

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I love this! What a fun and engaging way to teach homophones.

Jennifer

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What a fun and engaging way to teach homophones.

Olivia

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I love this! So colorful and easy to use!

Kayla Morris

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very cool

April

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It reminds me of MadGabs

Maria

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I will love to try this with my son

Robin E.

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I hope you and your son have lots of fun with this, Maria!

Jonie

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I did not know this feature was available. This is something I will look into using when we begin AAS in a couple weeks!

Robin E.

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Having fun with homophones is a great way to learn to be careful when using them, Jonie!

Julie Banton

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My kiddos would love this. Such fun.

Kim S

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Interesting! I just purchased AAR and AAS for my homeschooled son. Looking forward to starting and love all the extra tools that we can use.

Carrie R.

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This is great! I’ll be trying it out with my two boys this year.

Ginny H

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This looks great! I’ll be using this with both my kids.

Sigrid

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This is neat. My kid will like it. I think I’m going to use it with my adult ESL students too. Homophones always make them groan.

Tammy

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I have never seen this “machine” before so I am very excited to use it next school year. Thank you for making education fun and enjoyable.

Marie Rippel

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You’re welcome, Tammy. I hope ewe have fun playing with this homophone machine down the road/rode. :)

Brandi

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This is so cool. I can’t wait to show my kids.

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