Lesson Plan

See It, Don't Say It!

You know the expression, “Say it, don’t spray it!” In this lesson, we don’t want you to say it or spray it, we just want you to see it! Students will practice identifying, reading, and creating words with silent letters.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and read words with the silent letter combinations wr, kn, and mb.


(5 minutes)
  • Tell students that today you will be talking about silent letters.
  • Explain that silent letters are letters that are spelled but are not pronounced. These letters can come at the beginning, middle, and end of words.
  • Write the following sentence on the board: “I knit you a glove that covers you from your thumb to your wrist.”
  • Ask students to come to the board and circle words that contain silent letters.
  • Support students to see that there are three silent letters in this sentence: the K in knit, the B in thumb, and the W in wrist.