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Basic Speller - Lesson 10 - Vowel and Consonant Letters and Sounds

Lesson Ten

Practice with Vowel and Consonant Letters and Sounds

1. Count the letters and sounds and fill in the blanks:

  How many letters? How many vowel letters? How many consonant letters? How many sounds?

2. What do we mark with a <v>? _______.

3. What do we mark with a <c>? _______. _______.

4. What four letters are always vowels? _______, _______, _______, and _______.

5. What three letters are sometimes vowels, sometimes consonants? ______, ______, ______.

6. Which one of these is a sound - [n] or <n>? _______.

7. Which one of these is a letter - [k] or <k>? _______.

Word Find

This Word Find is shaped like a \text{C} because it contains the following twelve words that all start with a consonant. As you find them, circle them, and check them off of the list:

& \text{below} && \text{people} && \text{page} && \text{quick} \\ & \text{penguin} && \text{yellow} && \text{brothers} && \text{sisters} \\ & \text{surprise} && \text{happy} && \text{hop} && \text{gets}

After you find the twelve and have circled them, write them in alphabetical order in the blanks below:

  1. __________
  2. __________
  3. __________
  4. __________
  5. __________
  6. __________
  7. __________
  8. __________
  9. __________
  10. __________
  11. __________
  12. __________
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