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W/B 11.05.20 - Suffixes: Vowel Letters

This week we will be using the suffixes -ing, -ed, -en, - ation, -er and -est.

 

Say the words forget, begin, garden and limit – can you count out the syllables for each word e.g. forget: for-get is split into two syllables. When I say the word 'forget' I put emphasis on the end of the word 'forget'.

 

Can you have a go at some other words.

 

Word Am I stressing the beginning or end syllable?
forget forget
begin  
garden  
limit  
control  
thunder  
admit  

 

Click below to check your answers

What suffix would you add to the word 'control'? It could be -ed. 'Control' becomes 'controlled'. 

What suffix would you add to the word ‘visit’? It could be -ing. ‘Visit’ becomes ‘visiting’.

 

What do you notice about each of the new words?

 

Visiting     controlled    - for the word 'controlled' we have changed the root word ‘control’ by adding an extra consonant ‘l’ but the root word ‘visit’ has not changed. Why? How do we know whether we double the consonant or keep the root word the same?

 

Root Word Does the root word change?
forget

forgetting

forgotten

begin beginning
admit

admitted

admitting

control

controlling

controlled

garden

gardening

gardener

limit

limiting

limited

thunder

thundered

thundering

 

Have you noticed the pattern in our words? The stressed syllable at the end of the root word means the final consonant is doubled and then you add the suffix. The stressed syllable at the beginning of the root word means we do not double the consonant.

 

Activities:

 

  1. Practise some of our words on PurpleMash. Check your 2Dos.
  2. Goldilocks and the Three Bears activity
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