Lesson Plan

Spelling with Suffixes

Spelling is sensational with common suffixes! With this lesson, your students will learn how to navigate various suffixes and use them as they create and spell new words.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to apply and use common suffixes to spell new words.
  • Students will be able to recognize the word structure and patterns of words with suffixes.


(10 minutes)
  • Review common suffixes with a quick brainstorm on a piece of chart paper. At the top of the chart paper, write the suffix -less and invite students to brainstorm as many words as they can think of that contain this suffix.
  • As students name the words list the words on the chart paper under the suffix, -less.
  • Continue with the suffixes -est and -ful, using the same process.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning how to use more difficult suffixes to spell words.