260+ N Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages

260+ N Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Reading Passages

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N Words


Beginning

knees

nap

nest

necklace

knit

nurse

knife

knock

know

nail

name

near

neck

need

new

nice

night

nine

no

noise

not

none

North

nose

note

Middle

bunny

suglasses

peanut

rainbow

dinosaur

banana

canoe

dougnut

pony

dinner

many

any

honor

planet

pony

rainy

running

spinning

manner

frowning

pineapple

another

animal

canary

China

Ending

brain

brown

bun

can

cane

chain

chin

clean

clown

coin

cone

done

fun

gone

green

lawn

man

moon

phone

plane

run

skin

spoon

sun

train

Initial N by Syllables


2
Syllable

kneecap

kneepad

knife-edge

knitting

know-how

knowing

napkin

narrow

nation

naughty

navy

necklace

needle

neighbor

never

nickel

nickname

nineteen

nothing

number

3
Syllable

nail polish

national

nationwide

natural

Nebraska

negative

neighborhood

nemesis

Netherlands

Nevada

New England

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Year's Eve

New Year's Day

New Zealand

nobody

noteworthy

November

nutrition

4
Syllable

Navigation

necessary

necessity

negotiate

neighborhood watch

neurologist

neutrality

New Mexico

noncommittal

nonrestrictive

noticeable

numerical

5
Syllable

Medial N by Syllables


2
Syllable

bonus

bunny

canal

canoe

chimney

cleanup

dinner

doughnut

finish

funny

honey

kennel

lightning

many

money

runner

sunny

tennis

tiny

winner

3
Syllable

animal

another

banana

beginner

benefit

canary

chicken pox

cinnamon

dinosaur

funeral

honeydew

lawnmower

lemonade

manual

mineral

pineapple

sunglasses

teenager

universe

volcano

4
Syllable

anatomy

Arizona

banana split

generator

machinery

manually

Mona Lisa

monopoly

peanut butter

poison ivy

spontaneous

table tennis

unhappiness

vulnerable

5
Syllable

developmental

elementary

inability

inadequately

manufacturing

miniaturize

veterinary

Final N by Syllables


2
Syllable

again

airplane

alone

bacon

balloon

begin

between

button

cartoon

chicken

fireman

garden

lion

mailman

mountain

napkin

ocean

pigeon

raccoon

wagon

3
Syllable

afternoon

attention

bus station

cinnamon

decision

discipline

emotion

entertain

fire engine

gas station

ice cream cone

magazine

microphone

pelican

reunion

sea lion

Superman

telephone

violin

vitamin

4
Syllable

animation

chameleon

complication

hibernation

hot-air balloon

phenomenon

policewoman

satisfaction

supervision

television

5
Syllable


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Initial N Phrases and Sentences


grab knees

sharp knife

soft knock

long nail

nap time

paper napkin

touch neck

silver necklace

pointy needle

next door neighbor

bird nest

new shoes

one nickel

dark night

number nine

small nose

sticky note

kind nurse

She is holding her knees.

The knife is made of metal.

Knock to see if they are home.

Hit the nail with the hammer.

She is taking a nap.

He wrote on the napkin.

She is touching her neck.

She is holding her necklace.

I used the needle to sew.

She had her neighbor over for tea.

There are eggs in the nest.

She bought new pink shoes.

She gave me a nickel for change.

It is a cloudy night.

The address has a nine in it.

She is pointing to her nose.

She left him a note for tomorrow.

The nurse offered her help.

Medial N Phrases and Sentences


blender smoothie

natural blonde

cute bunny

red canoe

brick chimney

family dinner

warm doughnuts

open hand

sweet honey

bright lightning

paper money

peanut shell

planet earth

pretty rainbow

start running

hot sand

magic wand

strong wind

She made a smoothie in her blender.

The lady had naturally blonde hair.

I see a bunny in the grass.

They paddled the canoe on the lake.

The chimney is made of brick.

They sat down for a family dinner.

I want to have 2 doughnuts for breakfast.

His hand reached for the sky.

We bought honey at the store.

Lightning touched the ground.

He put the money in his pocket.

He took off the peanut shell.

We live on planet earth.

I see more than one rainbow.

He enjoyed running in the morning.

The desert is full of sand.

The magician's wand disappeared.

The wind was so strong it broke her umbrella.

Final N Phrases and Sentences


jet airplane

crunchy bacon

red balloon

brown crayon

round button

chain links

chicken coop

itchy chin

fireman courage

green crayon

big lion

bright moon

snowy mountain

blue ocean

phone message

run fast

silver spoon

red wagon

We flew in an airplane.

She likes her bacon crunchy.

The balloon floated in the sky.

He colored the tree brown.

I had to sew a button onto a shirt.

It was a strong chain.

The chicken was by the coop.

He is touching her chin.

The fireman was very brave.

I always color the grass green.

The lion was hungry.

The moon was shining bright.

It took 3 days to climb the mountain.

The ocean looks beautiful today.

Give me a phone call in 10 minutes.

He likes to run by himself.

I eat cereal with a spoon.

The dog is sitting in the wagon.

N Reading Paragraphs


Smoothie Party

Ned's smoothie party was in nine hours and he needed groceries. He wanted his friends to be able to make any kind of smoothie they wanted.

At the store he bought doughnuts, honey, peanut butter, chocolate bunnies, bacon, chicken, green onions, dinner rolls, sandwiches, rainbow sherbet, and some extra blenders.

"Tonight is going to be legendary," he thought, "None of my friends have ever had my famous chocolate bunny, bacon, and green onion smoothie."

He was so excited that while he was paying for his groceries, he invited the cashier to come to the party. 

"I hope to see you there," he said as he left the store. Tonight was going to be the best smoothie party ever!

Danny's Job

Danny didn't know what he wanted to do for a job. He was interested in so many things that it was hard to choose just one.

His friend's dad was a fireman. He ran into buildings to save people. That sounded fun, but scary. His brother was a nurse. He thought it sounded cool to help people get better when they were sick.

His mom was a money manager at a bank.

"I could make a good banker, I am good at math," Danny thought.

His dad flew an airplane. Traveling sounded exciting. To fly like the wind and see oceans and mountains. He would see the moon at night and the sun by day.

He went to a circus once. "Maybe I should become a lion tamer," he thought. He didn't want to smell like lion breath all day though.

He went to his mom and said, "Mom what job should I do when I grow up?"

His mom said, "Danny, you're only nine. You have a few years to figure it out. In the meantime, think about what you would like to do and start learning more about it."

"Ok, thanks mom," said Danny, and he grabbed some books and began to read.

Running Bunny

Ben went running all the time. It was his passion. He would run anywhere on the planet, at any time, and under any condition.

He ran at night. He ran during lightning storms. He even ran when I chained a chicken to him as a joke! He just picked up the chicken, held it, and started to run. I thought the chicken would have stopped him for sure.

One day, Ben was running in the sand by the ocean and saw his neighbor Natalie. Natalie was running with her new bunny on a leash.

"Natalie, why are you running with your bunny?" he said.

"He helps my knees," she said.

"What do you mean?" said Ben.

"I don't know how to explain it. Whenever I run with my bunny, my knees don't hurt," she said."

"Did someone at the pet shop wave their wand to make him a magic bunny?" he asked.

"They must have," said Natalie.

The two friends finished their run together and Natalie told Ben more about her "magic" bunny. 




This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with producing the "N" sound.

We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.

Doing home practice will help your child make much faster progress toward correct production.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week.

This is not enough time for your child to overcome an articulation disorder with the "N" sound. But with high caseloads...

...it's all SLPs can do.

There's only so much time in the day.

Every day that your child goes without practice it becomes more and more difficult to correct an "N" error because he/she continues to say it incorrectly. 


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