Explore one and two-syllable words with silent letters with this set of 7 skill-targeted worksheets.
Don’t Let Words with Silent Letters Confuse Your Students!
Silent letters are everywhere in the English language. These imposter letters jump along for the ride but don’t make any sound in the words they tag along with!
Familiarize your students with some of our language’s most common silent letters with this set of seven worksheets. Each worksheet contains a word bank of nine silent letter words. Students must match the word to the corresponding picture, then write the word in the box provided.
- Worksheet 1 focuses on the silent w.
- Worksheet 2 focuses on the silent k.
- Worksheet 3 focuses on the silent g.
- Worksheet 4 focuses on the silent h.
- Worksheet 5 focuses on the silent l.
- Worksheet 6 focuses on the silent b.
- Worksheet 7 focuses on the silent n and silent l.
Tips for Scaffolding and Differentiation
Check out these suggestions for providing additional support or extension to your diverse range of learners.
For students who may have trouble decoding the silent letters in words, help them segment each word into its phonemes. How many sounds can they hear? Which letter in the word is not making any of those sounds? A process of elimination may help when matching the words to the pictures.
Encourage fast finishers to write a silent letter story using the word bank from one of the worksheets. Have the students swap these with a partner, then have their partner highlight all the silent letter words within the story.
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This resource was created by Anna Helwig, a teacher in Arizona and a Teach Starter collaborator.