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Silent Letters: Odd Word Out

Can you create silent letter word lists? Here is a quiz that tests your knowledge! Pick the odd word from the list of words with silent letters 🙂

Can you tell the Countries of Origin of these Words?

The highest score for this quiz if 85% and the average is 45%. Can you beat the average score? Or are you better than the best? Why not find out by taking the Seven Countries, Seven Words Quiz. Test your English history and geography by selecting the country from which the word was borrowed.  

Spelling Words With Silent Letters

Teaching the spelling of words with silent letters can be a challenge. This is because to spell words correctly, letters are matched to their corresponding sounds. In the last post on spelling, we learned that for words with more than one syllable, we break the words into syllables and then say the letters that correspond to each of the sounds in each syllable when we spell them. When we need… Read More »Spelling Words With Silent Letters

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How to Teach Silent Letters

Beginning readers are often confused by silent letters. They have been taught that each letter has a corresponding sound or more than one sound. So, they are looking out for how to link letters to sounds as they read. The concept of silent letters goes against the first rule they have learnt.  They need to be given direct instruction on the addendum to the rule. Letters are silent for various… Read More »How to Teach Silent Letters