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Adding suffixes (Endings) to words

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Adding Suffixes Teaching Video:

-ed has 3 sounds Teaching Videos:

  • /d/ after a voiced sound like the /b/ in grabbed
  • /t/ after an unvoiced sound like the /p/ in stopped
  • /id/ after the letters d or t like the word planted

It is important to explain that the ending -ed means that something already happened.  The tricky part is that the ending -ed says three different things at the end of words.  Using these sort cards have students sort the -ed words under the correct heading /d/, /t/ or /id/.

It is important to explain that the ending -ed means that something already happened.  The tricky part is that the ending -ed says three different things at the end of words.  Using these sort cards have students sort the -ed words under the correct heading /d/, /t/ or /id/.

Spelling and Reading with Suffixes instructions, lists, activities and games Busy Student

This list is in an order to teach these skills in

1 Teach adding endings to base words that end in a vowel visual, directions and list

2 Intro adding endings to various base words directions and list
Doubling rule guided practice Doubling Rule Practice adding endings to cvc words activity
Doubling rule activity adding endings to cvc words Draw My Puppy activity
Doubling rule game adding endings to cvc words Spinner game
Suffix -ed has 3 sounds word list by sound
Flashcards for -ed Says /t/, /d/, or /id/ Sort: Sort words based on which sound the -ed makes
– Read and Spell list cvc and vce with endings -ed, -er, -ing, -y, Dinner
– Read and Spell list any syllable with endings -ed -ing -er -est -ly Slime

3 Teach adding endings on words that end with y directions and list

4 Teach adding -s or -es directions and list
-tive list Words ending with -tive Effective advanced
-tive game Words with ending -tive game Positive or Negative
Endings Game in sentences Hoping to Hop

Morphology – building words with meaningful chunks. While learners start to become more comfortable with longer words and word parts, it is a good time to practice noticing that words are be built by adding prefixes and suffixes to a base word. This is the beginning of the study of morphology. Morphemes are the smallest units that have meaning (ie. incoming has 3 morphemes: in, come, ing).

Finding Morphemes and Making Words With Long Vowel Cheater Chunk -igh:
Click here for the -igh says the long /i/ sound worksheet.
Directions: Highlight the -igh chunk in each title word. For the words below the title word, underline the title word and highlight the additional morphemes. (The title words on this page are each a single morpheme.) See Picture.

Challenge Bundles: Endings -tive, -al, -ally, -tion, -sion, -ture multiple syllable words

Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challenge-tive ending -tive multiple syllable words bundle
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challengeSchwa -al ending -al multiple syllable words bundle
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challengeSchwa -ally ending -ally multiple syllable words bundle
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challengeSchwa ending -tion multiple syllable words bundle
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challengeSchwa ending -sion multiple syllable words bundle
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challengeSchwa ending -ture multiple syllable words bundle
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challengeSchwa endings -ous, -ious multiple syllable bundle
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challengeSchwa endings -age multiple syllable words bundle

Challenge: Words with Schwa suffixes lists

Wordlists also found in Step 10: Huge words

Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challenge-ti si ci xi say sh teach and practice sheet in multiple syllable words
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challengetion wordlist
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challenge-ture wordlist
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challenge-cial wordlist
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challenge-age words and phrases: Some Words Don’t Act Their Age
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challengeCommon words with endings -tion, -cial, -sion, -cient, -ture
Green Star, Pink Plus: Grades 1,2 and/or intervention, challengeLists by ending and syllable type -sion, -tion, -tious, -cious, cial, -xious, -tient, -cient, -cion, -xion