Double Consonants

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Spelling 2
Spelling 2
Guided Lesson
Spelling 2
Learning certain patterns and word structures can be extremely helpful in learning to spell words correctly. This series of activities and exercises walk students through some of the most common patterns, like double consonants, homophones and contractions where they will have the opportunity to learn and practice spelling more difficult words. Students will also attack some more commonly misspelled words in the English language.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Spelling Patterns: Endings
Spelling Patterns: Endings
Workbook
Spelling Patterns: Endings
Suffixes, verb tenses and plural nouns boil down to simple spelling patterns in this workbook. Kids will handle S, -es, -ing and -ed. It's all in the endings!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Easter Sight Words #4
Easter Sight Words #4
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #4
This Easter sight words worksheet features the word "flowers." Your child will learn to write "flowers" on its own and in a sentence.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #2
Easter Sight Words #2
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #2
The most popular animal at Easter time is the rabbit. Your child will learn to write and spell the word "rabbit" in this Easter sight words worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Double Final Consonants
Double Final Consonants
Worksheet
Double Final Consonants
Have some double-letter fun with this exercise on words that end with double consonants. Your child build her vocabulary and spelling skills as she goes.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ending Sounds: X
Ending Sounds: X
Worksheet
Ending Sounds: X
Kids practice sounding out words and get to know the sound X makes when it comes at the end of a word in this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Double Consonants
Double Consonants
Exercise
Double Consonants
This exercise will teach students learn how to pronounce the unique sounds of words containing double syllables.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Easter Sight Words #1
Easter Sight Words #1
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #1
Your kid might want to write about colorful eggs this Easter, but first he'll need to spell the word. Help your child write the word "eggs" with this worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Feature Concentration
Word Feature Concentration
Lesson Plan
Word Feature Concentration
Games are a great way to help students look closer at words! In this lesson, students will learn more about contractions and consonant pairs by creating their own games of concentration.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
FLOSS It!
FLOSS It!
Lesson Plan
FLOSS It!
Students will learn a new spelling rule with a super silly name: the FLOSS rule! Explore double-letter one-syllable words using this fun lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Seeing Double (Consonants)
Seeing Double (Consonants)
Worksheet
Seeing Double (Consonants)
Sometimes consonants like to stick together! In this worksheet, students will practice identifying and differentiating double consonants and consonant blends.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Double Consonant Rule for Verbs
Double Consonant Rule for Verbs
Worksheet
Double Consonant Rule for Verbs
This worksheet helps practice spelling patterns for the past tense of verbs like hop and stop. Check out the double consonant rule here.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Searching for Single Sounds
Searching for Single Sounds
Lesson Plan
Searching for Single Sounds
In this lesson, your students will learn the super spelling strategy of looking for single sounds in words that need doubled consonants. With instruction that incorporates proofreading and spelling, your students will become spelling stars!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Find that Consonant!
Find that Consonant!
Worksheet
Find that Consonant!
Have your students look for the consonant in the word that should be doubled, circle it, and then spell it correctly.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Single Sound Search
Single Sound Search
Worksheet
Single Sound Search
Have your students practice proofreading and spelling words with double consonants.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Double Consonants

For students still learning spelling, a word with a double consonant is like low-hanging fruit. Often doubling as familiar sight words, these words provide an easy entry into understanding how two like consonants can come together inside of a word. Education.com’s worksheets, games, and activities will expose your child to words ranging from button to tunnel, and help them have a good time while they are at it.
The English language comes with many rules that tell us how certain letter clusters are supposed to be read. Understanding these rules helps students gain phonological awareness. While many of these rules seem to be broken just as often as they hold true, rules that govern the sounds surrounding double consonants hold true most of the time.
A double consonant is when a consonant occurs twice in a row. When this happens and it is followed by a vowel, the vowel sound will be short. For example:
  • Dinner
  • Happen
  • Summer
  • item

Some words that do not have the double consonant will be have a second consonant added when a suffix is added to the end of the word. Single syllable words that end in a consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) pattern will have the final consonant doubled when either the -ed or -ing suffix is added:
  • Pop
  • Hit
  • Stop

The consonants are also doubled when a comparative or superlative suffix (-er or -est) is sometimes added to a word ending in the CVC pattern:
  • Big- bigger, biggest
  • Thin- thinner, thinnest

When a word has two or more syllables, whether or not you double the end consonant becomes about pronunciation. If the emphasis is on the first syllable the final consonant is not doubled:
  • Resist- resisted, resisting
  • Visit- visited, visiting

When the emphasis is on the second syllable, the final consonant will be doubled:
  • Begin- beginning
  • Permit- permitting

Working with your students using the resources provided above by Education.com may help them gain understanding of the rules associated with using double consonants and the sounds they make.