Week of March 26

This Week’s Feature:

Spelling Pattern: -able, -ible
The spellings of words that end in the suffixes –able and –ible often cause confusion.  These two suffixes are derived from Latin, and when they are added to a word, they generally change that word’s part of speech.  Adding the suffix –able or the suffix –ible usually transforms the word into an adjective.  Look for words with these suffixes when you read and write.

This Week’s Special Spelling Practice Activity:

Letter Cards

The spellings of words with suffixes that end in –able and -ible can often be confusing.  Try this activity at home with a partner to help you practice the words on this week’s spelling list.

  1. Write -able on one card and –ible on another card.
  2. Have your partner say a spelling word.
  3. Hold up the card with the correct ending.  For example, if the word is comfortable, you would hold up the -able card.
  4. Write the word or spell the word aloud.

After completing this activity, make a list of words you spelled correctly the first time and a list of words that you need to continue to practice spelling.  Turn this list in to Ms. M., along with your weekly word sort and spelling story.  Do not forget that for homework, you must also study your spelling words for Friday’s spelling test.




Choose the word sort for your group:

Here are this week’s spelling stories.