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Double Consonant Rule - Word Building Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 38 pages | Grades: 3 - 5

Practice spelling and building words that need double consonants when adding suffixes with a word-building center.

Build New Words with a Double Consonant & Suffix

Use this resource in your reading center, as a guided reading activity, or as a whole class exercise (see below) to practice building words with root words and suffixes. 

This printable word-building resource focuses on words that require a double consonant when adding suffixes. Students will match a base word to a suffix card and add a consonant to create a new word. We recommend using these cards individually or in small group pocket chart lessons.

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Challenge students who already understand the concept to use the new words in a sentence or explain the meaning of the base word, suffix, and new word. 

Support students who need help understanding the concepts by assigning peer pairs to build new words with suffixes and root words.

More Suffix Exercises

Use this resource as independent practice for fast finishers and full-class learning opportunities like scoot activities, lesson reviews, comprehension assessments, and more.

✍️ Write the Room (Scoot Activity)

Hang sheets of chart paper around the room and post a suffix card above each one. Individually or with a partner, have students rotate around the room, adding a base word that can be used with the suffix.   

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.

This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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