Silent Letters: gn, mb, kn, wr
Silent Letters: gn, mb, kn, wr

Silent Letters: gn, mb, kn, wr

I can decode words with silent letters.

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In this lesson, students will learn about the sounds made with gn, mb, kn, and wr. They will complete several activities to practice reading and identifying words with these letters.



Learning objective

Students will be able to decode words with silents letters.


Students will discuss what "silent" means and what "silent letters" might mean. They will read some examples of words with silent letters, with gn, mb, kn, and wr, such as "gnaw" and "know." Explain that knowing silent letters will help students become better readers.


Students will sort words by their silent letters (categories include: "gn," "mb," and "kn"). They will complete more activities, including matching silent letter words with pictures, dragging the missing letter to make words, filling in the blank with silent letter words, identifying the silent letters in words, and naming more examples of silent letter words.


Review silent letter words and the rules forming them with these 10 questions.


Students will recall what they learned about the silent sounds made with gn, mb, kn, and we. They will close out the lesson by playing a spin the wheel game.

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