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Investigate Words with Silent Letters: 'k' and 'g'

In this worksheet, students practise reading and spelling words with a silent 'k' or 'g'.

'Investigate Words with Silent Letters: 'k' and 'g'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Silent Letters

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Some words have letters that we don't pronounce (say out loud) when we read them. These are called silent letters.

 

The word knitting has a silent 'k'.

 

The word gnome has a silent 'g'.

 

We just have to learn which words have silent letters, but it might be helpful to remember that words with a silent 'k' or a silent 'g' usually have an 'n' straight afterwards.

 

Read these words carefully as you will need to spell them correctly in this worksheet. They all have either a silent 'k' or a silent 'g' in them.

knuckle

knee

knife

knot

knight

knock

kneel

know

gnaw

gnat

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 

 

My puppy likes to __________ at his bone.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


We tied a __________ in the rope.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My big sister hurt her __________ when she fell off her bike.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


I want to dress up as a __________ for the fancy dress competition.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My mum always tells me to use my __________ and fork properly.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Katie was itchy after she was bitten by a __________.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Please __________ before you go in.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.


My granny has a lot of __________ in her garden.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Olivia always dreamt that one day a handsome man would __________ down and propose to her.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.


My sister is __________ me a scarf.

  • Question 1

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 

 

My puppy likes to __________ at his bone.

CORRECT ANSWER
gnaw
  • Question 2

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


We tied a __________ in the rope.

CORRECT ANSWER
knot
  • Question 3

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My big sister hurt her __________ when she fell off her bike.

CORRECT ANSWER
knee
  • Question 4

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


I want to dress up as a __________ for the fancy dress competition.

CORRECT ANSWER
knight
  • Question 5

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My mum always tells me to use my __________ and fork properly.

CORRECT ANSWER
knife
  • Question 6

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Katie was itchy after she was bitten by a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
gnat
  • Question 7

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Please __________ before you go in.

CORRECT ANSWER
knock
  • Question 8

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.


My granny has a lot of __________ in her garden.

CORRECT ANSWER
gnomes
  • Question 9

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Olivia always dreamt that one day a handsome man would __________ down and propose to her.

CORRECT ANSWER
kneel
  • Question 10

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.


My sister is __________ me a scarf.

CORRECT ANSWER
knitting
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