Today we are going to look at alternative spellings for c. Read these words. Which part of each word is making a c sound?
cat lick kit
box school queen
In cat, c makes a c sound, in lick, ck makes a c sound, in kit, k makes a c sound. In box, x makes a cs sound, in school, ch makes a c sound and in queen, qu makes a cw sound.
Today we will write some sentences to help us practice spelling c words.
The quick fox kicks like a cat.
A box of cookies is quite cool.
Can a skunk quack like a duck?
The children will need some support with words such as cookies and quite. They will need reminding of the ck ending in words that end ck (ck always follows a short vowel sound).