# Basic Speller - Lesson 27 - The Consonant Sound [j]

## Lesson Twenty-seven

### The Consonant Sound [j]

1. You can hear the sound [j] at the beginning and end of judge.

Underline the letters that spell [j] in these words. Sometimes [j] is spelled <j>, sometimes <g>, sometimes <dg>. Be careful: One word has the sound [j] spelled two different ways:

$& \text{pager} && \text{magic} && \text{genes} && \text{gym} \\ & \text{enjoy} && \text{joined} && \text{bridge} && \text{danger} \\ & \text{orange} && \text{language} && \text{judge} && \text{huge}$

2. In these twelve words:

Spelling #1: [j] is spelled _______ eight times;

Spelling #2: [j] is spelled _______ three times;

Spelling #3: [j] is spelled _______ twice.

3. Sort the twelve words into these three groups:

4. Three different ways of spelling [j] are _______, _______, and _______.

5. Underline the letters that spell [p, b, t, d] in the following words:

$& \text{fatter} && \text{hardest} && \text{kinder} && \text{numbers} \\ & \text{opening} && \text{water} && \text{system} && \text{spotter} \\ & \text{started} && \text{simple} && \text{country} && \text{zipper} \\ & \text{stopping} && \text{ribbon} && \text{bubble} && \text{suddenly} \\ & \text{middle} && \text{beginner} && \text{around} && \text{children}$

6. Now sort the words into these groups. Be careful! Some words go into more than one group:

7. Two ways to spell [p] are _______ and _______, and two ways to spell [b] are _______ and _______.

8. Two ways to spell [t] are _______ and _______, and two ways to spell [d] are _______ and _______.

9. Three ways to spell [j] are _______, _______, and _______.

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