<img src="https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=iA1Pi1a8Dy00ym" style="display:none" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Skip Navigation

14.18: More Spellings of [sh]: <c>, <sc>, <ss>, and <s>

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
Turn In

More Spellings of [sh]: <c>, <sc>, <ss>, and <s>

1. Underline the letters that spell [sh] in the following words:


2. Sort the words into these four groups:

3. Look carefully at your four groups of words and answer the following questions:

a. When [sh] is spelled <s>, <c>, <sc>, or <ss>, are the next two letters always vowels or consonants or what? _______

b. What letter always comes right after the <s>, <c>, <sc>, or <ss>? _______

c. Do the vowels after the <s>, <c>, <sc>, or <ss> have weak stress or heavy stress? _______

4. There is one more spelling of [sh]. Underline the letters that spell [sh] in these words:


In these words (and pretty much these words only) [sh] is spelled <s> or <ss> with no <i> or second vowel following.

a. In these words what letter always comes after the <s> or <ss>? _______

b. What letter almost always comes after that one? _______

5. In each of the following pairs of words the <t>, <c>, <s>, <ss>, and <sc> sometimes spell [sh] and sometimes do not. Be ready to discuss why they do not spell [sh] in those words in which they do not:


6. Eight ways of spelling [sh] are ________, ________, ________, _______, _______, _______, _______, and _______.

7. Those spellings of [sh] that are always followed by an unstressed <i> and another unstressed vowel are _______, _______, _______, _______, and _______.

Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue.

Color Highlighted Text Notes
Please to create your own Highlights / Notes
Show More

Image Attributions

Show Hide Details
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Date Created:
Feb 23, 2012
Last Modified:
Oct 09, 2015
Files can only be attached to the latest version of section
Please wait...
Please wait...
Image Detail
Sizes: Medium | Original