Adding Suffix

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 12782

Snakes don't talk much, but they can teach us about the letters "s" and "es"! Sound out the word "snakes" to see what sounds the letter "s" makes. Learn when to use s and es to change nouns and verbs!

categories

Grammar, Phonics

subject
Reading
learning style
Visual
personality style
Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

The letter "s" looks kind of like a snake. What does "s" sound like? Unlike a snake, it has two sounds!

The letter "s" can make two sounds.

The most common sound for the letter s is /s/ like in the word "snake." Sometimes, the letter "s" makes the /z/ sound when added to the end of a word, like in the word "bugs."

Say the word "snake" out loud. Listen for the /s/ sound.

Now, say the word "bugs" out loud. Listen for the /z/ sound.

In this lesson, you will read and write words with both sounds for s as you learn more about base words and suffixes.

  • A base word is a word that can stand alone as a word and makes sense.
  • Sometimes, you will add a suffix to the end of the word. You can add an "s" or "es" to the end of a noun and a verb.

Before you watch Red Apple Reading - Level C - Phonics Video 6 - Adding -s and -es to learn more about adding s and es to a word, tell your parent or teacher what a noun and verb are.

You should have said a noun is a person, place, or thing. The verbs in this lesson are action verbs. A verb is a word that names an action.

After you watch the video, answer the following questions on a piece of paper:

  • What are two types of words you can add a suffix to?
  • When do you add "es" to a word?
  • Why do you add "s" or "es" to a verb?
  • Why do you add "s" or "es" to a noun?

 

When you have finished watching the video and answering the questions about the video, share your answers with your parent or teacher.

Next, move on to the Got It? section for more practice with adding suffixes to a base word.

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