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Tips for Teaching the Drop E Rule

This is the featured image for a blog post about the drop e rule. There is a child sitting at a desk in a library thinking about what he is writing.

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:

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.

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