Doubling Rule: Suffixing with Word Sums-Bingo, Go Fish, & Wipe Out Games
Have fun practicing the doubling rule for adding suffixes to one-syllable and two-syllable words using a word sums. Word sums give students a great visual means to determine the suffixing rule to use. Students practice recognizing and verbalizing the reasons to double and the reasons not to double.
Students can use the word sum sheet included or a wipe-off board to record their word sums. At the end of the game, they can read all the words they made for additional practice. They could also create sentences, verbally or in writing, from their word list.
When students can explain their reasoning for doubling or not doubling it, the understanding becomes their own that they can apply independently.
What is the doubling rule?
If you’re adding a vowel suffix to a one-syllable word that ends with just one consonant letter preceded by just one vowel letter, you’ll double the final consonant letter before adding the vowel suffix.
If you’re adding a vowel suffixing to a polysyllabic word that ends with just one consonant letter preceded by just one vowel letter and the stress (accent) is on the final syllable, you’ll double the final consonant letter before adding the suffix.
• 60 pairs of Word Sum Cards & Complete Word Cards
• 4 Double-No Trouble Suffixing Bingo boards for monosyllabic word cards
• 4 Double-No Trouble Suffixing Bingo boards for polysyllabic word cards
• 4 Double-No Trouble Suffixing Bingo generic boards
o Color and black & white versions of all the bingo boards
• Instructions for Bingo, Go Fish, and Wipe-Out Games
• 1 sheet of blank game cards
• 1 Word Sum recording sheet
Students can practice in small groups or centers. Perfect for tutors and homeschool families.
How do you play Wipe Out?
Write “wipe out” on several blank cards. Shuffle those into a group of word sum cards. Each player takes turns completing the word sum cards, trying to collect as many cards as possible without getting a dreaded Wipe Out card. They keep the cards they read. If they draw a Wipe Out card, they lose all the cards completed on that turn. The winner is the player with the most cards at the end.
Words included in monosyllabic cards:
biggest, crabby, flipper, funny, grabbable, mapping, planner, quizzing, shippable, splitting, webbed, fitness, jobless, sadly, shipment, trips, boater, needy, rainy, reaches, handed, oldest, pester, wanted, locker, smashed, munching, boxes, mixer, taxed
Words included in the polysyllabic cards:
beginner, catnapped, committed, controllable, equipped, inferring, preferred, propeller, rebellion, regrettable, upsetting, begins, commitment, equips, forgetful, containing, overloaded, preheating, repaying, distracting, insisted, subtraction, publishable, unfinished, unlocking, reflexes, overtaxed, coloring, exited, listener