ck or k Spelling rule
Ck or k spelling rule is an incredibly useful and important spelling rule which helps children spell words easily. I usually introduce this rule after The Double Consonant rule or The Floss rule. You can read about The Floss rule and download free resources by going here.
The ck and k words rule applies when we hear the /k/ sound at the end of a single syllable word. You might want to check the detailed ‘Spelling rule ck’ post and download the free anchor chart to make things simpler.
Let’s discuss the ck and k rule.
The rule is really simple and is limited to single syllable words. We write -ck when we hear the /k/ sound immediately after a short vowel.
The letter k comes after everything else. Everything else could be a long vowel sound or a diphthong or a consonant.
The letter k at the end of a word is a rule and the -ck at the end of a word is an exception for short vowel words. I highly recommend that you try the -ck rule worksheets with your child before attempting the ones that I will be sharing in this post.
In the above picture sort, cut and paste worksheet, read the ck and k words and highlight the sound. Stick the pictures under the word.
Words: wick, sick, tusk and desk.
This cut and paste word sort worksheet will help with spelling the words. Identify the picture and spell the words.
Words: sack, milk, bank and tick
The blanks in the above worksheet are for the /k/ sound. Add the ck or k sound in the space provided.
Identify the pictures and see if they have the -k or -ck sound in the end. Write the ck or k in the space provided. The words are lock, sick, desk, soak, walk, rocks, duck, back, cloak and beak.
Add the /k/ sound to the words above and complete them.
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