Spelling Notes

Help your student with the following concepts as you come across various word endings.

  • Words that end in ck have the same sound as those that end with k.
  • Double letters ff, ll, mm, nn, pp, ss, tt, etc., sound the same as the single letters.
  • The letters s or es at the end of a word often make it plural.
  • The letters d or ed at the end of a word often make it past tense.
  • The letters y or ly at the end of a word often make it descriptive.
  • The letter y can make the "long e" or the "long i" sound at the end of a word.
  • The letters n or en at the end of a word can make it descriptive or past tense.
  • The letters ing at the end of a word make the sound /ing/.
  • The letters r or er at the end of a word make the sound /r/.
  • The letters ph can make the sound of the letter f.

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