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Week 3

Spelling activity

 

This week’s spelling rule is adding the suffix -ly.

 

A suffix is a group of letters added on to the end of a word to make a new word with a different meaning. 

 

When you add -ly to the end of the root word, there are some rules you need to remember.

 

Rule 1 – The suffix ‘ly’ starts with a consonant so it is added straight to most root words. E.g Kind becomes kindly.

Rule 2 -  If the root word ends in a ‘y’, then you need to change the ‘y’ to an ‘I’ before adding ‘ly’. But only if the root word is more than one syllable. E,g Happy becomes happily.

Rule 3 – If the root word ends in ‘le’, then the ‘le’ is changed to an ‘ly’. E.g Simple becomes simply.

Rule 4 -  if the root word ends in ‘ic’ then you need to add ‘al’ before ‘ly’ to make ‘ally’. E.g Frantic becomes frantically.

 

Underneath are a list of root words. Add ‘ly’ to these words using the 4 rules to help you.

 

quick                late                  close                       happy                     funny                 lucky             gentle       

humble           basic                 frantic                    dramatic                friend               simple            nice

kind                 week                lone                        near                        free  

 

 

Spelling Test

 

quickly

humbly

friendly

luckily

frantically

suppose

strength

strange

straight

special

 

  • Practise writing these words out neatly using your joined handwriting.
  • Practise spelling them using the look, say, cover, write and check technique or use another technique like the pyramid one.
  • Try to use them in a sentence.
  • Ask someone to test you on them on Friday.

 

 

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