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8.15: How Do You Spell [p]?

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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How Do You Spell [p]?

1. You can hear the sound [p] at the beginning and end of the word pop. Underline the letters that spell [p] in the following words:

\begin{align*}&\text{accompany} && \text{poison} && \text{equipment} && \text{syrup}\\ &\text{supply} && \text{approved} && \text{support} && \text{preferred}\\ &\text{purple} && \text{sleep} && \text{independent} && \text{wrapper}\\ &\text{improve} && \text{attempted} && \text{worship} && \text{stepparent}\\ &\text{pattern} && \text{occupy} && \text{accomplish} && \text{opposite}\end{align*}

2. Sort the twenty words into these three groups:

3. You should have found two ways to spell [p]: _____ and _____.

4. Does the spelling <pp> come at the front of any of these words? _____

How is [p] spelled at the front of words? _____. Does the <pp> spelling come at the end of any of these words? _____. How is [p] spelled at the end of words? _____.

5. More than nine times out of ten [p] is spelled \begin{align*}<\text{p}>\end{align*}. Very nearly all of the other times it is spelled <pp>. So the sound [p] is spelled \begin{align*}<\text{p}>\end{align*} or <pp> nearly \begin{align*}100\%\end{align*} of the time. The next lesson will deal with when and why [p] is spelled <pp>.

Word Find. This Word Find contains fifteen words that contain the spelling <pp>:

\begin{align*}&\text{supply} && \text{support} && \text{lamppost} && \text{snapped} && \text{kidnapper}\\ &\text{wrapper} && \text{approach} && \text{tipping} && \text{approach} && \text{stepparent}\\ &\text{opposite} && \text{appeal} && \text{oppose} && \text{opportunity} && \text{oppress}\end{align*}

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