Lesson Planning of Silent Letter Words Starting with (‘wr’ and ‘kn’)
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Pronounce and spell simple words with silent letters as ‘wr’ and ‘kn’ as in ‘write’ and ‘know’.
Information for Teachers
- Reading with correct pronunciation is required.
- Silent means the letter is added to the word but is soundless or quiet.
- Words starting with ‘wr’ are pronounced as ‘r’ where ‘w’ is silent e.g. in write, wrong, wrap, wrist.
- Words starting with ‘kn’ are pronounced as ‘n’ where ‘k’ is silent e.g. in knee, kneel, knew, knife, knit, knot, knock.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also use the textbook where required.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, textbook
Ask the students to tell some words that start with the letters ‘r’, ‘n’, ‘w’, ‘k’.(Possible answer would be as; rope, right, run, ran, rat, rose, nose, not, none, net, no.)
Appreciate the students by saying well done / good / very good for the words they tell.
Draw the diagram given below on the board. Fill it with words that students answer.
- Ask the class to read the words written in ‘w’, ‘r’, ‘k’ and ‘n’ columns on the board aloud. You must correct if they read it wrong.
- Ask the students to come to the board and add any word they want to add to the list of ‘w’, ‘r’, ‘k’ and ‘n’ words.
- Tell the students that many words start with ‘wr’ where ‘w’ sleeps and ‘r’ is awake. So it is pronounced as ‘r’ (‘w’ is silent), and there are many words which start with ‘kn’ where ‘k’ sleeps and ‘n’ is awake. So it is pronounced as ‘n’, ‘k’ is silent. Practice words with students.
- Ask the students to copy the table in their notebooks.
- Ask the students to work in pairs. Each student must think of one extra word that starts with ‘wr’ and one word that start with ‘kn’.
- Ask the students to read aloud and learn the spellings of ‘wr’ words (first) and then ‘kn’ words written on the board.
- Give hints to the students if they are unable to think of the words quickly, also correct the students if they read it wrongly.
Sum up / Conclusion
- Recap that silent letters are the letters which are added to a word but are soundless or sleeping, for example, ‘w’ in write, wrong, wrap.
Ask the students to add ‘kn’ or ‘wr’ to the following words;
- Ask the students to learn the spellings for dictation: write, wrong, wrap, wrist, knee, knife, know, knock