The Consonant Sound [b]
1. Underline the letters that spell the sound [b] in the following words:
2. Now sort the words into these two groups. Be careful! One word goes into both groups:
3. Two ways of spelling the sound [b] are _______ and _______.
4. Two ways of spelling the sound [p] are _______ and _______. Did you remember the pointed brackets?
Word Squares. All of the seventeen words below contain the sounds [p] or [b]. Fit the words into the squares. Count letters carefully and try to think ahead about your choices. Start with those words about which you can be absolutely sure:
Two-letter word: be
Three-letter words: pop, apt, lap, pit
Four-letter words: upon, stop, herb, rubs, nobs
Five-letter words: below, happy
Six-letter words: before, crabby, people
Seven-letter word: bubbles
Ten-letter word: helicopter