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13.10: Spelling [k] at the End of Words

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

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]:

remarkwreckmistakestruckunmaskeconomicshriekscientificknockoverlookbreako'clockbrookrebukeearthquakeseismicspeckhawkprovokeshark\begin{align*}& \text{remark} && \text{economic} && \text{break} && \text{seismic} \\ & \text{wreck} && \text{shriek} && \text{o'clock} && \text{speck} \\ & \text{mistake} && \text{scientific} && \text{brook} && \text{hawk} \\ & \text{struck} && \text{knock} && \text{rebuke} && \text{provoke} \\ & \text{unmask} && \text{overlook} && \text{earthquake} && \text{shark}\end{align*}

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.

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