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Silent Letters Interactive Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 2

Explore silent letters in one- and two-syllable words with this interactive spelling activity.

Explore Silent Letter Words with This Drag-and-Drop Activity

This interactive resource is the perfect learning tool for teaching students about silent letters! Your students will love being in the driver’s seat as they engage with this hands-on literacy resource by dragging and dropping their way around the silent letter activities.

The silent letters addressed in this resource are: l, h, w, g, k, b, n, and t.

One Resource, Multiple Silent Letter Activities

This English Language Arts resource includes 20 slides containing 12 separate silent letter tasks. There are four different interactive activities contained within the resource: 

  1. Which Word: Students look at the picture and decide which word is spelled correctly. They drag and drop the correct word into the box underneath the picture. 
  2. Sentence Writing: Students choose two words from the silent letter words on the slide and use them in a sentence by typing them into the text box.
  3. Fill in the Blank: Students read the sentence and decide which word completes each sentence. They drag and drop the correct word on the blank line. 
  4. Write the Word: Students complete the table by typing words containing each silent letter.

Tips for Silent Letter Extension and Support

Diversify the learning experience for your students with these differentiation ideas:

  • Extend more-capable learners by having them write a story using the silent letter words from the interactive activity. 
  • Support less-confident students by allowing them to complete the activity in a small group with the support of an adult.

Assign or Project… Using This Resource Is Child’s Play! 

This versatile spelling resource can be used in your classroom in various ways.

For individual student work, assign the activity to your students in Google classroom. Ensure that the students complete the activity in Edit mode, not Presentation mode.

Alternatively, project the presentation onto your interactive whiteboard and work through the presentation as a whole-class lesson or review. 

No Preparation… Just Download and Go!

Click the Download button to access the interactive Google Slides document.

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This resource was created by Anna Helwig, a teacher in Arizona and a Teach Starter collaborator.

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