A particularly challenging, but important, set of spelling generalizations are the suffixing rules. They are important for students to be able to write using more natural-sounding language. For example, He did hop sounds far more awkward and stilted than He hopped. Learning the suffixing rules, like the drop e rule, expands possibilities for our students both in reading and writing.
There are three main suffixing rules:
- The doubling rule (read our post about teaching the doubling rule)
- The drop e rule
- The y rule.
In this previous post we discussed the doubling rule. Today we will be looking at the drop e rule. Stay tuned for more posts in this series.