Writing Beginning and Ending Consonants Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: L.K.2.C
An interesting fact that I learned at a conference is that vowels cause little to no friction as a result of being spoken. Consonants on the other hand are an entirely different animal. Consonants require the tongue to push against the lips, mouth (roof of), or teeth causing friction. Most letters of the twenty-six letter alphabet are considered consonants. These worksheets will help your students better understand consonant usage and placement.
Writing Beginning and Ending Consonants Worksheets To Print:
A consonant is basically a sound that is made during a speech by the blockage or obstruction of the breath. A consonant is sometimes combined with a vowel and together, they form a syllable. When writing, consonants are all the letters in the ABC except for the vowels that include A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y as well. Consonants help a lot in teaching a child the basics of language. It helps in speaking and writing. Here is a list of all the consonants in the English language:
B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
There are types of consonants, beginning consonants and ending consonants.
The beginning consonants are the ones that join with any vowels to make a syllable and that syllable starts the pronunciation of the word.
Ending consonants blend with vowels to make syllables that end the word.
How to write consonants?
There are many ways through which you can teach a child to start recognizing and writing consonants. Here are a few fun activities that would help in writing the beginning and ending consonants.
Often times, similar consonants have different pronunciations. This could be confusing for children. You can use a pronunciation maze which is a worksheet filled with different words. The child can connect the same consonants from different words from top to bottom. This will teach the child to recognize some similar patterns in different words such as "ea". It would help them in writing the consonants more accurately.
Worksheets are the best way to make children practice the concept of consonants. You can create worksheets full of words alongside their pictures. You can write each letter of the word except for the beginning one or the ending one. The child would have to pronounce the word, think about the consonant and then write the missing letter.