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 <s>: likes.
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 ______.