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?|
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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?|
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.