Silent letters are the letters in words that are not pronounced, but make a huge difference to the meaning and sometimes the pronunciation of the whole word.
Most of these silent letters were pronounced for centuries then they became silent, but the spelling was already fixed with these spellings, and now they show the history of the word.
There are some rules to help us spell them:
Task 1: Underline the silent letters in the following words:
Task 2: Add in the missing silent letters in the following words:
Task 3: Fill in the gaps in the sentences below with a word with a silent letter:
Challenge: Write a fun mnemonic to help remember how to spell words with silent letters.
e.g. c r u m b – clever rats understand my books
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