How Do You Spell [k]?
1. The sound [k] is spelled many different ways. Underline the letters that you think are spelling [k] in the following words. Then write the letters that spell [k] in the blanks. You should find that [k] is spelled eleven different ways!
2. In spite of all these different spellings of [k], more than nine times out of ten [k] will be spelled either <c>, <k>, or <ck>. And we can usually predict which of these three spellings to choose. Underline the letters that spell [k] at the beginning of each of the following words:
3. Sort the sixteen words into these two groups:
4. Underline the letter that comes right after the <c> or <k> in each of the sixteen words in Item 3 above. Then sort the words into this matrix:
5. In each of these words is the [k] sound at the beginning of the word, in the middle, or at the end? ________