This file contains activities to help students understand and practice adding suffixes (including "s" for plurals) to words ending in "y".
The basic rules are:
For vowel team syllables: Just add the suffix or the "s" for plurals.
For open syllables: "y" changes to "i" before the suffix is added UNLESS the suffix beings with an "i" (such as "ing") - then just add to the suffix to avoid having two "i's" together. For plurals, change "y" to "i" and add "es".
This file includes a suffix sort for sorting suffixes into vowel and consonant suffixes, a syllable sort for sorting words into vowel team or open syllables, a rule card for student use, and a card game "Detour!" to practice this skill.
Page 1 - Cover Page
Page 2 - Contents and Directions
Page 3 - Suffix header cards
Page 4 - Suffix cards for sorting
Page 5 - Header cards for type of syllable
Page 6 - Word cards for syllable sort
Page 7 - Rule card for student use (4 on a page)
Page 8-12 - "Detour!" card game
Page 13 - Back Cover Page
I hope this helps your students!