Spelling [k] at the End of Words
1. All of the following words end in the sound [k]. Circle the letters that spell the final [k] in each word. Final <e>s are not part of the spelling of [k]:
2. Sort the twenty words into these three groups:
3. Now sort the twenty words into these two groups:
4. Here are some words with short vowel sounds: bat, bet, bit, bought, book, but. And here are some with long vowel sounds: bait, beet, bite, boat, boot, beaut.
Now sort into this matrix the seventeen words from Item 3 with a vowel sound in front of the final [k]:
5. How is the final [k] spelled in the three words that have a consonant sound in front of it? ______ How is it spelled in the five words that have a long vowel in front of it? ________ How is it spelled in the three words that have a short vowel spelled with a digraph right in front of it? ________
6. At the end of a word, [k] will usually be spelled <k> if it has a ________ vowel or consonant sound or a short vowel sound spelled with a digraph right in front of it; but it will usually be spelled ________ or ________ if it has a ________ vowel sound right in front of it.