One of the hardest phonics lessons I teach in Kindergarten is the final -ck sound. Whenever a lesson presents a challenge, I have found success when the lesson is made fun of! Therefore, I come up with some hands-on activities final -ck learning activities to make this week of phonics more fun for my little learners.
Intro Lesson for Final -ck Learning Activities
To start phonics off, we talk about double endings like -zz, -ss, -ff, and -ll. We talk about how we only say the sound ONCE. Since c and k both make the same sound, we treat them the same.
Next, I give my students some examples of -ck words as shown above. We talk about how the -ck sound is at the end of the word.
Next, we complete a phonics lesson with the -ck sound in it. I truly believe a good direct phonics activity is a strong way to make solid readers and writers. One of my goals is to connect the phonics sound by connecting the phonics skill to works they are familiar with.
K and -ck Word Sorting
Once we teach about our -ck sound, I like to give my students some word work to think through. Even though I am confident I can make connections in phonics, checking our thinking is always recommended.
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Fun Word Work with a Duck
Remember how I told you about making difficult ideas FUN to help learners make connections? Let me give my favorite example for this week. Now, I know this is cute but think about the FUN your little learners will have.
First, I grabbed these duck clips from the dollar store. They come in packs of three. Then, I wrote a ck on BOTH sides using a permanent marker.
Now, I use these little pond words for students to sound out and word. Finally, the students clip on the -ck sound to finish the word. They love it.
More Word Fun with Final -ck
Another sounding word activity we use is these -ck learning mats. They look at the picture and sound it out. Then, they can find the matching word. You can also play this game the opposite way and cut out the words. Here, the students would read the word and then find the picture.
Another fun phonics activity is this leveled reader. One version has some of the words written in but lacks the -ck sound. The other version has all blanks for the words. Students read and write the word in the blanks.
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