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The Letter K


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The Letter K

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Introduction to the Letter K

Welcome to the world of the letter K! The letter K is a fascinating character in our alphabet with a distinct sound that children find fun to learn. It makes the sound /k/ – a sound that's crisp and clear, like the snap of a twig or the click of a key. When we learn to say and write the letter K, we open up a whole new set of words to read and write. Let's explore the letter K together and become comfortable with this cool consonant!

Understanding the Letter K – Definition and Sound

The letter K is the eleventh letter in the English alphabet and, when pronounced, makes the /k/ sound, as heard at the beginning of words like kangaroo and kite.

This consonant can be tricky because it sounds the same as the letter C in many words. But don't worry—with a bit of practice, you'll soon know when to use the letter K. Remember, the /k/ sound at the beginning of words is strong and clear.

What sound does the letter K typically make in words?
Can you name a word that starts with the letter K?
Is the sound of the letter K ever silent in words?

Writing the Letter K – How to?

Writing the Letter K is like mastering a secret code. You start with a straight line down, then add a diagonal line from the middle of that straight line out to the right, and another diagonal line from the middle going down and out to the right. It's like drawing a little triangle without the bottom side!

Letter K – Example Words and Sentences

Let's put the letter K into action with some example words and sentences!

  • Kite: I love to watch my colorful kite soar in the blue sky.
  • Kangaroo: The kangaroo jumps across the Australian outback.
  • King: The kind king ruled his kingdom with wisdom.
  • Kitten: The playful kitten chased the rolling ball.

Words with the Letter K

The letter K can be found at the beginning, middle, or end of words. Here's a helpful list:

Begin With Contain End With
kite basket look
kangaroo monkey sneak
king taken break
kitten broken milk

Letter K – Summary

Key Learnings from this Text:

  • The letter K is the eleventh letter of the English alphabet.
  • It typically makes the /k/ sound, which is strong and clear.
  • The /k/ sound can appear at the beginning, middle, or end of words.
  • Sometimes, the letter K can be silent, as in knight or knit.

Now that you know all about the letter K, keep practicing with writing activities, fun games, and reading books. The more you use the letter K, the better you'll remember how to say and write it. And don't forget, our website has more to help you master the letter K!

Letter K – Frequently Asked Questions

What sound does the letter K make?
Is the letter K ever silent in words?
Can you give me an example of a word that ends with the letter K?
What are some fun activities to help kids learn the letter K?
How can I help my child remember the sound of the letter K?
Why is it important to learn the difference between the letter K and the letter C?
What is a silent K word?
Are there any tricks to writing the letter K?
What should I look for in a book to help my child with the letter K?
How else can learning the letter K be beneficial?

Transcript The Letter K

Let’s join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden ... and learn all about… "The Letter ". This is the letter , it makes the sound /k/. This is an uppercase ... and this is a lowercase one. They both make the /k/ sound. like in ... kite , ... kid , ... and in kitchen ! Let's practice the /k/ sounds with Kala! "/k/ (...) , (...) /k/!" Can you spy anything in the garden that begins with the letter ? "There's a kitten (...) that starts with the letter !" Is there anything else in the garden that starts with ? "There's a koala (...) that ALSO begins with the letter !" Uh-oh! is hiding with other letters! Can you help find the letter in the alphabet? Point to the letter when you find it! Did you also point here? You did some great work in the phonics garden! Today we learned all about the letter , ... we listened to and made the /k/ sound... found words that began with the letter (...) and found it in the alphabet! Interested in a challenge? Watch this video again and try to find the KEY and KIWI hidden in the garden! Comment below when and where you find them! Want to learn more? Check out the next letter video in the alphabet, the letter !

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  1. The kiwi is on the bench and the key is in the tree

    From Mitchell, 8 months ago

The Letter K exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video The Letter K.
  • Which one is the correct letter?


    Listen carefully to the sound, play it again and think about what you can hear.

    This animal is a ____.

    Look again at the picture above. What sound does this word start with?


    The correct letter is k. This makes the /k/ sound.

  • What sound does the letter make?


    The word kiss starts with the sound.

    Listen to all four sounds again. Which one is the same as the beginning of the word kind?


    The correct sound is /k/.

  • Find the objects that begin with k.


    There are 5 items that start with k to highlight.

    Listen to this word. Can you find it in the picture?

    Listen carefully to the names of the objects.


    The five items that start with k are:

    • koala
    • kayak
    • kettle
    • kitten
    • keyboard
  • What is the word?


    Listen carefully. Does the word start with k?

    What other sounds can you hear?

    Here we can see the words with pictures. Use this to help you find the matching pairs above.


    The words are:

    • kit
    • skin
    • hook
    • kick
  • Help Kala find the objects that begin with k.


    Listen to the sound. Which words begin with this sound?

    Say all of the items out loud. In which ones do you hear the /k/ sound at the beginning?

    There are two correct choices.


    Key and king start with /k/.

  • Can you put the words in the correct group?


    Listen carefully to this word. Do you hear k at the beginning or at the end?

    Think carefully about the first sound that you hear, is it k or a different sound?

    There are 3 words that begin with k and 3 words that end with k.


    Kiwi, kite and karate have k at the beginning.

    Book, fork and pink have k at the end.