So I thought I would do a mini lesson on homophones for my high school LD kids this summer just to brush them up on their seriously lacking vocab skills. I pulled out a book with some reproducibles in it, to be horribly shocked that in my opinion they had defined homonyms incorrectly. The book said a homonym is a word that sounds the same as another but has a different meaning. Then they give their examples...i.e. Air vs. Heir and Blue vs. Blew. I thought to myself..."Absolutely not, those are homophones not homonyms". Homonyms were once again in my opinion, words that are spelled the same but have different meanings....i.e. fine (a fee that you pay) vs fine (a state of positive feeling). UGH! So I did some research on this topic to find out that even the major dictioaries cannot agree on a definition. See the websitehttp://rogersreference.com/rrhomonyms.htm I guess as a teacher you just have to point out that these things exist in the English language but no one can agree on the terminology???