Word-Building Chart and Game

Have students use a class dictionary to make word-building charts, adding -ing, -ly, -ful, -able, -ment, -ness and -less to base words in the lists (excluding privately, mileage, entirely, sincerely, lifeless, consecutively). Then have them work with partners to make cards for the suffixes and endings and the spelling words. They can take turns drawing a word card, naming the base word, and giving partners thirty seconds to form and write all the words they can, using the suffixes and endings. Correct words with one ending or suffix earn one point; words with two earn two points.
word building chart

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