A Tale of Silent Letters & a Noisy Knight: Teaching wr-, kn-, gn-, -mn, -mb

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2nd - 4th
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This resource features fun materials that focus on words with the following silent-letter combinations:

wr-, kn-, gn-, -mn, -mb.

The product includes a full "About this Product" guide that outlines each material within the resource and how to use it with your students.

The following items are included:

* “Did you know…” Poster: Use to introduce the definition and origin of these letter combinations.

* “Teacher Guide”: Outlines common words that contain silent letters and also highlights opportunities for vocabulary instruction.

* “Valiant Vocabulary”: Vocabulary cards that coincide with the highlighted terms on the teacher guide.

* “Say and Sort” activity: Helps students build fluency recognizing and decoding words with silent letters.

* “A Tale of a Noisy Knight”: an original tale I wrote to be used as a teacher read-aloud or student-text (for older readers) that features words with silent letters used in context. You can also use it as a word hunt activity for older, independent readers!

* “What’s Missing?” activity: a challenging extension of the first sort activity, in which the silent letters are missing from each word. Use this with more advanced students or as a review exercise.

“Can you find the misspelled words?”: a final independent exercise in which students apply what they have learned about spelling words with silent letters. If needed, this activity can be used as an assessment for this phonics skill.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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