Helping Your Child to Spell Words with Suffixes (Endings)

Pond Life Plurals

pond life plurals

This is an interative activitiy in which you look at the root word under the frog and click on the lily pad showing the rule that applies for making it plural.

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Planetary Plurals

planetary plurals

This is an interactive game in which you read the word revealed by the UFO and then type in the plural of that word.

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Fish 'Em Up 2

There are 2 different versions of the game to choose from, each focusing on a different aspect of adding suffixes.

Double or Not?: Aroot word is floating in the water. Decide whether or not to double the final consonant before adding either 'ed' or 'ing'. Select the correct fishing rod to reel in the word.

Change the y?: Aroot word is floating in the water. Decide whether or not to change the 'y' to an 'i' when making the plural. Select the correct fishing rod to reel in the word.

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'ed' Past Tense

Adding ed

A YouTube video which explains how to add 'ed' to most words.

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'ed' &  Letter 't'

ed or t

A YouTube video which follows nicely on from the one above and explains the 3 different sounds 'ed' makes at the end of a verb, It also explains when to use 'ed' or 't' or 'd' at the end of a word.

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Magnetic Letters

magnetic letters

A whiteboard with letters of the alphabet along the bottom. Click on a letter for it to appear on the whiteboard. Get your child to write the root word first and then add the suffix (making amendments to the root word where necessary).

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