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Missing Ending Letter Sounds

Missing Ending Letter Sounds

Break the Ending Letter Sounds Code

If your child is having difficulty mastering ending letter sounds this visual prompt may help. The curriculum we were using had me rhyming, using word families and saying words aloud, then asking him to repeat the ending letter sound. My son is very visual and the verbal method just wasn't working for us. Here is how we cracked the code on ending letter sounds with my visual learner.

Free Worksheets for Practicing Ending Letter Sounds


Kidszone has a large variety of worksheets to practice both beginning and ending consonants. Some of the ending consonant worksheets require students to write in the missing letter. Others, for younger children, simply ask the child to circle the correct letter from 2 possible answers.

Worksheet from Kidzone

Also from Kidzone are these printable "words that end with the ___ sound" worksheets. Each consonant in the alphabet is available. Kids can practice words that end almost any letter, such as p, r, or t.

Kidzone Ending Letter Worksheets

SoftSchools offers an online game to practice for free.

Free Online Ending Letter Sound Game

Ending Letter Sounds Activities

Practice Listening for Ending Letter Sounds

Many children with special needs are very visual and need the cues offered from the worksheets above to fully comprehend ending letter sounds. After offering the worksheets, begin asking questions without visual prompts. Try to make them fail proof, or no fail questions.

Start by drawing a picture of a the word "no." The circle with the slash across it is a good symbol for "no." Write the word "no" below and read it to the child. After reading it, ask what sound comes at the end of the word "no." It only has two sounds to choose from, so if they answer incorrectly and say "/n/," tell them /n/ is at the beginning and the long o sound comes at the end.

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Ask the question again and this time answer it yourself. Question: "What *sound* comes at the end of no?" Answer: "/O/" saying the long o sound.

Repeat this activity asking for the ending sound of go, so, hi, we, be, etc. Keep it simply and stick to words with only 2 sounds until the child confidently answers with the ending sound. Once this is accomplished, move to CVC words, such as cat, hat, mat, can, ran, fan to transition the child to longer ending sounds.

Busy Bee's CVCs

This is a video demonstration of the computer game, "Busy Bee's CVCs" that your child can play. It includes completing words 3 letters long (consonant, vowel, consonant) with a missing letter from the beginning, middle or end.

Busy Bee's CVC


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Comments and Feedback on Teaching Ending Letter Sounds

educationalfun on November 29, 2013:

Breaking the letter ends is an effective way of getting kids reading within no time. Some kids have no problem with beginning letter sounds but have a problem with ending letter sounds therefore parents need to be keen on ensuring that they do not leave anything untouched in the quest to have their kids reading. http//


Daniele Wren

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