Key Concepts for Unit 4
Suffixes- A suffix is a part of a word that changes the meaning of the base word. They are added to the end of a base word. We will be reviewing following suffixes: -ed, -s, -es, -ing
Suffix -ed has 3 sounds- /ed/ like in rented, /d/ like in banged, and /t/ like in fished
New Suffixes- -er, -est as in comparisons (ex. longer, longest)
How do you "mark up" suffixes?
Circle base word & underline suffix.
Vowel teams- students should recognize the following vowel teams in words and the sounds they make. We will not focus on the spelling rules for these combinations until a later unit. EX. boat, toe, snow, plow, trout, soup, school, blue, rescue, chew
Current Trick Words- even, their, animal, here, used, use