July 10, 2017
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by Jasmine Gibson

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Which Sound?

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Students will be able to read and spell words containing -ck and -k endings.

(5 minutes)
  • Gather students together and show them the pre-written message you wrote on the whiteboard or chart paper.
  • Read the message aloud to the class, noting that there are a lot of words that end in the /k/ sound.
  • Tell the class that today they will be practicing reading and spelling words that end in the /k/ sound. They will also learn how to tell if a word ends in -ck or -k.
(5 minutes)
  • Write the words “truck” and “task” on the board and ask the students to read each word aloud with you.
  • Explain that while each word ends in the same sound, they are spelled differently. This is because they each use a spelling pattern. A spelling pattern is when certain letters go together in many words in a predictable way. If we recognize the spelling pattern, it will help us to read and spell those words.
  • Tell the students that we use -ck at the end of a one-syllable word if it follows a short vowel, like in the word “truck” and we use -k at the end when there is another consonant after the vowel, like in “task.”
  • Demonstrate reading a few other -ck and -k words by writing them on the board. Circle the ending of each word as you point out if it ends in either -ck or -k.
(10 minutes)
  • Write two columns on the board and label them “-ck” and “-k.”
  • Re-read the message on the board and ask students to give a thumbs up when they hear a word that ends in the /k/ sound. Pause at each word, asking students to come up and circle the word while indicating if the word belongs in the -ck or -k column.
  • Review the -ck and -k words when finished and ask students to help you by reading each word aloud with you.
(15 minutes)
  • Pass out the Sound Sort worksheet and have the students complete it independently.
  • Work with individual students as needed.
  • Support: Provide students with pre-written cards containing the -ck and -k words used in the beginning of the lesson. Work with students to sort the words by their ending sounds.

  • Enrichment: Have advanced students come up with additional words ending in -ck and -k and sort them by their spelling pattern.
(5 minutes)
  • Have students read and sort one of the words from the worksheet or class chart as an exit task.
  • Check student worksheets to ensure that they were able to sort each of the words by the spelling pattern.
(5 minutes)
  • Remind your students how to tell if a word should have a -ck or -k at the end by noticing if there is a short vowel or consonant before the ending sound.
  • Review spelling some -ck and -k words with the class, asking for volunteers to come up and spell the word on the board.

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