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Double the Final Consonant Chart

Double the Final Consonant Chart
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Give your students this handy chart to help them learn when they need to double the final consonant before adding -ed, -ing, -er, -est, or -y. It's also great for beginning readers to practice reading word chunks.

One day while trying to explain to first graders how to double the final consonant if the word had a short vowel followed by a single consonant with the exception of x, I just wrote all these chunks on the board. When the students saw me writing them, they started to discover patterns. As with so many concepts, when we create situations for students to discover concepts on their own, the concepts really make sense to them.

This is intended to provide some scaffolding for students to learn this challenging concepts. A few chunks were excluded because they just didn't fit very well into the chart. I came up with this on the fly, and it benefited my students, so I wanted to share it. Please let me know if you find any problems with the chart or have any suggestions.

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