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5.14: The Combinations [ks] and [kw]

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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The Combinations [ks] and [kw]

1. You can hear the combination [kw] at the beginning of queen.

You can hear the combination [ks] at the end of fix.

2. Underline the letters that spell [ks] or [kw]. In words like likes the <e> is not helping spell the [ks]. It is marking the long vowel, so you should just underline the <k> and \begin{align*}<\text{s}>\end{align*}: likes.

\begin{align*}& \text{expense} && \text{squeaks} && \text{jokes} && \text{tricks}\\ & \text{blinks} && \text{mixed} && \text{remarks} && \text{require}\\ & \text{quizzed} && \text{parks} && \text{exercise} && \text{fox}\\ & \text{locks} && \text{mechanics} && \text{quits} && \text{attacks} \\ & \text{relax} && \text{taxes} && \text{mistakes} && \text{weeks}\end{align*}

3. Sort the words into these two groups. Be careful: One word goes into both groups.

4. In seven words [ks] is spelled ______

In six words [ks] is spelled ______

In three words [ks] is spelled ______

In one word [ks] is spelled ______

5. Sort the words that contain [ks] into these four groups:

6. Four ways of spelling [ks] are ______, ______, ______, and ______.

7. In all the words that contain [kw], how is the [kw] spelled? ______. That is the way we spell [kw] just about all the time!

8. How Do You Spell [kw]? The combination [kw] is normally spelled ______.

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