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Double Trouble
Choose the Word Matching the Picture for -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz, -ck

Prerequisite Skill

None Assigned

Materials and Preparation

  • Guided  Practice Worksheet

  • Independent Practice Worksheet

Learning Objectives

Students will identify words ending with -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz, and -ck by matching them with corresponding pictures.

Introduction (5 minutes)

Begin with a picture of grass. Read the words "grass" and "duck." Display the words "grass" and "duck" and ask, "Which word matches the picture?"

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)

Explain that some words end with -ck, producing a single sound, as in "duck." Introduce words ending with double letters: ss, ll, ff, or zz, which also make a single sound. Display words like "grass," "bell," and "sniff." Emphasize the unique ell sound in "shell" when e and ll appear together. Show a picture of a shell and connect it to the word.

Guided Practice (5 minutes)

Distribute the guided practice worksheet. Students circle words ending with -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz, or -ck. Encourage collaboration in pairs or small groups.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Provide the independent practice worksheet. Students match words to corresponding pictures independently.



Offer additional support through one-on-one assistance for struggling students.


Encourage students to create their own -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz, -ck words and illustrate them.

Assessment (5 minutes)

Evaluate students based on their ability to match words with corresponding pictures.

Review and closing (5 minutes)

Summarize key concepts and emphasize the importance of identifying word endings.


Address confusion by revisiting the examples and providing extra practice.

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