Spelling lesson: spelling words that end with the phoneme /k/.
After the teacher has demonstrated that ‘ck’ is used to spell /k/ after a single, short vowel; and ‘k’ is used after a consonant or vowel digraph, guide students to spell words that follow this pattern.
As the teacher works through a list of examples, from sick to speck, milk to brisk, feet to speak, students are asked to:
- say the word aloud,
- segment the sounds aloud/ together,
- identify the phoneme prior to the /k/,
- say the letters and then write the word on a whiteboard so teacher can check and provide feedback.
The teacher should aim to gradually decrease the number of prompts, just saying the word and students write as they say the sounds in the word. Some students will continue to require prompts. Continue with examples until 80% of students spell words correctly, demonstrating they are ready for independent practice.