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The Consistent Consonant: Spelling Review Practice Exercises

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

The Consistent Consonant: Spelling Review Study Guide

PRACTICE LAP 1

Choose the correctly spelled italicized word in each of the following sentences.

  1. My grandfather works (ceaselessly/seacelessly) even though he's over 80 years old.
  2. Mr. Baron is a high-ranking (egsecutive/executive) at the ad agency.
  3. Children are considered (juveniles/guveniles) until they turn 18.
  4. We were thinking about seeing a movie today, but it's not really (feasible/feezible) with our packed schedule.
  5. I need an (access/axess) code to get into my e-mail (akount/account).

PRACTICE LAP 2

In the following, fill in the missing letters with the correct digraph or trigraph.

  1. The giant __ __ ashed his teeth impatiently as he waited for his dinner.
  2. In Social Studies class, we sometimes write criti __ __ es of newspaper articles.
  3. Every mountain will eventually succu __ __ to the power of the sea.
  4. Mr. Stephens is particularly __ __ owle __ __ __ able about nineteenthcentury poetry.
  5. The guards fla __ __ ed the palace doors.

PRACTICE LAP 3

Each of the following sentences is followed by a selection of consonant blends. Choose which consonant blend belongs in each blank space.

  1. My teacher gave me the ta__ of re__acing the chips in the hamster's cage and di__osing of his uneaten food. (pl, sk, sp)
  2. __oughout history, the leaders who have shown re__ect for their people have consi__ently been the most beloved. (sp, st, thr)
  3. Our host was ex__emely __acious when I accidentally __oke her serving __atter. (br, gr, pl, tr)
  4. A __eme__ous noise arose __om the __owd when the race cars __ arted their engines. (cr, fr, nd, st, tr)
  5. As I watched the nature film, I was en__alled by the de__uctive power of the __ashing waves. (spl, thr, str)

PRACTICE LAP 4

Choose the correct spelling of the italicized word in each of the following sentences.

  1. I will always be (indebted/indetted) to Martin for helping me when I was sick.
  2. The dog was (riled/risled) up and running around.
  3. Sheila took her first airplane (flite/flight) this year.
  4. Getting to school on time is always such a (hassle/hastle).
  5. Mozambique has been experiencing a terrible (drout/drought) this year.

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

The following boxes feature jumbled-up words from the Chapter 5 word list. Write the unscrambled words in the empty boxes. Then unscramble the circled letters to find the answer to each riddle.

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

What gets wet the more it dries?

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

What goes all around the world but stays in a corner?

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

What can you catch but not throw?

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

What is filled with holes but still holds water?

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

CHAPTER 5 WORD LIST

access

account

alveolar

bilabial

broke

ceaselessly

consistently

consonant

critiques

crowd (krowd)

destructive

digraph

disposing

drought (drowt)

enthralled

executive

extremely

feasible

flanked

flight

from

gnashed

gracious

hassle

indebted

juvenile

knowledgeable

labiodental

linguadental

palatal

platter

replacing

respect

riled

splashing

started

succumb

task

throughout

tremendous

trigraph

velar

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