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Spelling: Words with 'ck' 2

In this worksheet, students revise their spellings and investigate exceptions to the general rule for using the letters 'ck' to spell the 'k' phoneme.

'Spelling: Words with 'ck' 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The letters 'ck' are generally used to spell the 'k' sound in the middle or at the end of words if there is a short vowel sound just before the 'k' sound.

sock

tackle

pocket

 

However, there are always exceptions to rules!?

detective

If the 'k' sound is followed by a 't' then the letter 'c' is used instead.

object

fact

acting

 

If the 'k' sound comes after the short 'i' vowel sound then 'ck' is used for one-syllable words but 'c' is usually used for words with more than one syllable.

stick

pick

magic

classic

artistic

 

In this activity, you can practise choosing the correct spelling for words containing the 'k' sound.

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

We had a __________ time at the zoo.

zebra

fantastick

fantastik

fantastic

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

My favourite Disney __________ is Donald Duck.

character

charackter

charakter

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

David was feeling __________ so he ate a packet of crisps.

crisps

pecish

peckish

pekish

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Molly drew a lovely __________ of an elephant.

pikture

pickture

picture

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

The defender was booked for a dangerous __________.

takle

tacle

tackle

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Harry's favourite __________ is maths.

calculator

subject

subjeckt

subjekt

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Jack played a great __________ on his sister on April Fool's Day.

tric

trick

trik

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Using __________ bags is bad for the environment.

plastik

plastick

plastic

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

The road was __________ by the snow.

snow

bloked

blocked

bloced

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Our manager discussed his new __________ with the team.

tactick

tacktick

tactic

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

We had a __________ time at the zoo.

zebra

CORRECT ANSWER
fantastic
EDDIE SAYS
This is an exception to the rule! Even though the 'k' sound follows the short vowel sound 'i', because the word fantastic has more than one syllable, it finishes with a 'c'.
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

My favourite Disney __________ is Donald Duck.

CORRECT ANSWER
character
EDDIE SAYS
Do you have a favourite Disney character? This is another exception to the rule, the letter 't' follows the 'k' sound here, so rather than having 'ck' we just use the 'c'.
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

David was feeling __________ so he ate a packet of crisps.

crisps

CORRECT ANSWER
peckish
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? The 'k' sound in peckish follows the short 'e' sound, so we would use 'ck'.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Molly drew a lovely __________ of an elephant.

CORRECT ANSWER
picture
EDDIE SAYS
The 'k' sound in 'picture' is followed by a 't'. Therefore we use just a 'c' to spell the word.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

The defender was booked for a dangerous __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
tackle
EDDIE SAYS
This 'k' sounds follows the short vowel sound 'a' so we use 'ck' to spell the word tackle correctly.
  • Question 6

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Harry's favourite __________ is maths.

calculator

CORRECT ANSWER
subject
EDDIE SAYS
The 'k' sound in 'subject' is followed by a 't', therefore we just use a 'c' to spell this word.
  • Question 7

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Jack played a great __________ on his sister on April Fool's Day.

CORRECT ANSWER
trick
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing so far? Some of these can be quite tricky, as they are an exception to the normal rule. 'Trick' ends with 'ck', because it follows the short vowel sound 'i'.
  • Question 8

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Using __________ bags is bad for the environment.

CORRECT ANSWER
plastic
EDDIE SAYS
Plastic is an exception to the rule too! Even though the 'k' sound follows the short vowel 'i'. Plastic has two syllables, so we use just 'c' at the end.
  • Question 9

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

The road was __________ by the snow.

snow

CORRECT ANSWER
blocked
EDDIE SAYS
How did you find this one? 'Blocked' has 'ck' in the middle, it follows the short 'o' vowel sound.
  • Question 10

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Our manager discussed his new __________ with the team.

CORRECT ANSWER
tactic
EDDIE SAYS
This one is 'tactic', we use just a 'c' here, as it is followed by a 't'.
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