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Lesson 14   Hard and soft c/g



citizen courage
concerned urgency
license magician
calendar category
custom guarantee
cereal guard
certain digestion
circumstances fragile
recycle gymnasium
reluctant gargle

In this spelling word list, the letters c and g have both a hard sound (cake, game) and a soft sound (face, page).

1. Find nine words that contain a soft c. Write the letter that follows the soft c in each word.

______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______
Find eight words that contain a hard c. Write the letter that follows the hard c in each word.

______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______
2. Every word in the second column contains at least one g. Write the letter that comes after every g that has a soft sound.
______ ______ ______ ______ ______
Write the letter that follows each hard g.
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____

3. Do the letters c and g have a hard or a soft sound when they are followed by a consonant? _____ by the letters e, i, or y ? _____ by the letters a, o , or u ? _____


Lesson Generalization

When the letters c and g have a soft sound, they are usually followed by an e, an i, or a y.

When the letters c and g have a hard sound, they are usually followed by the vowels a, o, or u, or by any consonant except y.

Many words end with the letters cle (recycle, miracle, vehicle) or gle (angle, jungle, untangle). Remember that the endings cannot be spelled cel or gel without changing the sound of c and g.


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