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Doubling the consonant with suffixes: -ing, -ed, -er, -est and -y

I can spell words by doubling the consonant with suffixes: -ing, -ed, -er, -est and -y.

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Doubling the consonant with suffixes: -ing, -ed, -er, -est and -y

I can spell words by doubling the consonant with suffixes: -ing, -ed, -er, -est and -y.

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Key learning points

  1. A suffix is a letter or group of letters at the end of a word which creates another word.
  2. If the root word has a short vowel and a single consonant, the consonant letter is doubled when the suffix is added.
  3. The letter 'x' is never doubled, such as words like mixing, mixed or boxer.

Common misconception

Pupils often miss the double letters in the middle of words that have a suffix.

Drawing attention to the patterns of how words are spelt when suffixes are added will help them to remember the double letter.

Keywords

  • Suffix - a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning

  • Short vowel - a vowel sound that sounds short when spoken like "a" in "cat" or the "o" sound in "hot"

  • Consonant - a sound that is made by blocking air in the mouth with the teeth, tongue, lips or palate

  • Root word - the base word from which other words are formed often by adding prefixes or suffixes

Practise the phonic techniques of stretching words to separate the phonemes in order to help identify if a word has a short vowel in it.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Select the suffixes.
Correct answer: -ed
un-
Correct answer: -er
pre-
Correct answer: -est
Q2.
Match the words to the rule that applies when the suffix -est is added.
Correct Answer:fast - fastest,Just add -est.

Just add -est.

Correct Answer:funny - funniest,Remove the ‘y’ and add -iest.

Remove the ‘y’ and add -iest.

Correct Answer:wise - wisest ,Remove the ‘e’ and add -est.

Remove the ‘e’ and add -est.

Correct Answer:hot - hottest,Double the consonant and add -est.

Double the consonant and add -est.

Q3.
Match each word to the number of phonemes it contains.
Correct Answer:say,2

2

Correct Answer:stop,4

4

Correct Answer:playing,5

5

Q4.
Choose the correct spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence. It was the funyest joke she had ever heard.
funyest
funnyist
Correct answer: funniest
funiest
funnyest
Q5.
Choose the correct spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence. She was the bravist after her friend arrived.
bravist
Correct answer: bravest
brayvst
braveest
Q6.
Choose the correct spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence. It was the hotist day ever recorded in England.
hotest
Correct answer: hottest
hottist
hotist

6 Questions

Q1.
What are the missing words? A suffix is a letter or group of letters __________ of a word which creates another word.
Correct answer: at the end
at the start
in the middle
Q2.
Which of these words have a short vowel sound in them?
Correct answer: hop
hope
Correct answer: fat
stay
Q3.
Match the word to the suffix it contains.
Correct Answer:running,-ing

-ing

Correct Answer:skipped,-ed

-ed

Correct Answer:bigger,-er

-er

Correct Answer:sunny,-y

-y

Q4.
Choose the correct spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence. Shetapd on the window.
taped
Correct answer: tapped
tapt
tapd
Q5.
Correct the spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence. He told a funee joke.
Correct Answer: funny
Q6.
Correct the spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence. I love to go runing.
Correct Answer: running