The King of Ing

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 12059

Are you thinking, "Who is the King of Ing?" Puzzling, isn't it? Keep working on it, it's coming. The answer is surprising! Learn about the pair of letters that live in words in the kingdom of Ing!



learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Who is the King of Ing? Is that a foreign country?

Read this word: "King."

What sounds do you hear in the word, "king"? You might find it difficult to hear all the sounds in this word. When the letters, "ing," are put together in a word, the sounds become glued together and it is hard to hear /i//n//g/.

Watch this video, ng | Fun Phonics | How to Read | Made by Kids vs Phonics, to learn more about ng in words:


Did you notice that ng is glued together in words with ang? Tell your parent or teacher a word that has ang in it.

To further explore the sound of /ng/, watch Mr. Thorne Does Phonics - ng. As you watch the video, write down words that have the ng in them:


After watching the video, share these words with your parent or teacher. Mr. Thorne explains that ng is a digraph. A digraph is two letters that make one sound. What sound does ng make? When you are ready to practice the /ng/ sound, move to the Got It? section.

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