This picture shows the students the letters "n" and "w" can be silent, and some of the words they are silent in.
Silent Consonants is the tool for instruction, practice, and reinforcement to enable students to decode words with silent letters. Much practice includes: Circling the silent letter in a word. Selecting a word to go with a picture. Sentence completion Word searches Spelling picture names Determine if sentences are true or false Words and sentences to read for fluency
Web Resource: Ghost letters/silent consonants This is another great way to teach silent consonants. Silent consonants are described as Ghost Letters. The Ghost Letters are always silent, and it is a great visual for students.
Web Resource: Silent Consonants...Consonant Ninjas This is powerpoint that describes the consonants as silent ninjas. It is a great resource for teachers wanting to explain silent letters.