Heterographs: Definition & Examples


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Heterographs are words that sound the same and _____.

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1. Find the heterographs below:

2. In the 16th century, people spelled heterographs inconsistently. Who helped standardize the spellings in the English language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Checking out the different ways words can be spelled that sound like 'weigh' for instance, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of heterographs. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the definition of heterographs as well as knowing how to identify the heterographs from a list of choices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of heterographs
  • Examples of heterographs
  • Who helped standardize English spelling
  • How heterographs can be confusing
  • Importance of using the correct heterographs

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how heterographs can be confusing and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who helped standardize English spelling
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related heterographs lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about these words, review the corresponding lesson Heterographs: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what heterographs are
  • Identify how many heterographs exist in the English language
  • Describe how we used to spell heterographs historically
  • Appreciate the contributions of Samuel Jackson to our language
  • Understand how to identify common heterographs