Teaching silent letters can be so much fun!
In my classroom, we call these letters ghost letters!
It really helps the kids learn the sounds.
To begin, we make a list of all the words we can think of!
At first, the kids will usually give words that just start with n or r, instead of words with kn or wr.
But they quickly get the hang of it!
Sometimes I even draw ghosts around the letters on the board or in their books.
I LOVE when they even draw them on words they find! :)
We sort words and highlight those spooky little letters.
We play games to practice reading words with ghost letters.
This Roll & Read helps build fluency AND practices those words.
The kids always love this fun little book.
They read a ghost letter word.
Read a sentence with that word.
Then create their own sentence.
They get pretty creative with these!
Then we end with a fun little mini craft. :)
As a class, we brainstorm words with kn, wr, mb, and gn.
They we add them to our own spooky little ghosts.
They'll remember those ghost letter forever!!!