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13.14: Elements with [k] in the Middle

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Elements with [k] in the Middle

1. You've seen that when [k] comes at the end or the beginning of a word, you can usually predict when to use <c>, <ck>, or <k> to spell it. You've seen, too, that when the [k] is at the end or the beginning of a free stem inside a word, you can usually predict among <c>, <ck>, and <k>. The same pattern holds when the [k] is in the middle of a word but is not at the beginning or end of a stem; that is, when [k] is in the middle of an element, as in skip and scold.

2. All of the following words contain a [k] in the middle of an element. In each word underline the letter or letters that spell that [k]. Then sort the words into the three groups described below:

contractorpicnicsinstructioninfectionrestrictiontranscriptionchucklesketchessubjectsperfectlyankledescribespectacleproductionskirtsskyscraperhockeycollectsaffectionatepicklecrocodileintroductiondonkeyskiessacrificefunctionpictureelectricianintellectualinstinctivewrinklestackle

3. Now underline the letter that follows that middle [k] sound in each of the words above and sort the words into this matrix:

4. When the sound [k] is in the middle of an element and is followed by <e>, <i>, or <y>, it will usually be spelled ________ or ________. If it is not followed by <e>, <i>, or <y>, it will usually be spelled ________.

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