Spelling the /ch/ sound

homophones - learn to spell similar sounding words Homophones from this section.

If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake - so it is especially important to learn them.

which? - the question word.

witch - on a broomstick.
Which train are you getting?

Dress up as a witch at Halloween.
Learning tip to help your spelling a) Remember the 'question' words begin with wh - which word?

b) Print the word witch, making the top of the t into a witch's hat and the bottom into a broomstick.
Learning Homophones with ch sounds

beach - sand by the sea

beech - a tree
Lie by the sea on the beach.

Beech trees drop their leaves.
Learning tip to help your spelling Look at the two sentences above and work out your own learning tip for beach and beech.

retch - vomiting movement

wretch - person to be pitied
The foul smell made him retch.

The poor wretch begged for money.

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