The suffixing rules represent a challenging but important set of spelling generalizations. They allowed students to write a wide variety of sentences using the full range of verb tenses. Learning these suffixing rules, like the Y Rule, puts students on the path to avoiding many spelling pitfalls and being able to successfully navigate the writing challenges of their school day.
There are three main suffixing rules:
- The doubling rule (read our post about teaching the doubling rule)
- The drop e rule (read our post about teaching the drop e rule)
- The y rule.