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Year 3 Term 2ii - KS2 spelling resources - How words change when suffixes are added

This pack revises the suffixes  y, ful, and less from Year 2, and introduces ly, er and est; and able.

Y2 Revision - adding y: Revises the work covered in Year 2 on adding y, and explains and demonstrates the rules. It gives examples of words for the children to add y to, then ends with an activity where the children have to change the nouns in sentences into adjectives by adding y.
Name the base word -y words: Shows 12 examples of adjectives ending in y, for the children to work out the base words.
Changing words into adjectives: 12 sentences containing base words, for the children to change into adjectives by adding y.
Making adjectives: Recaps the suffixes ful and less from Year 2, and the rules for adding them to base words. Gives 8 examples of adding less and ful to base words to change them into adjectives. Then there are 14 sentences for the children to write, and change the base words into adjectives by adding ful or less. It also introduces the suffix ly, explaining that the rules are the same.
Introducing comparatives:Introduces the term 'comparative' and explains how to change base words by adding -er or -est. It shows 5 examples of each rule (Just add the suffix / Double the last letter / Drop the 'e' / Change the 'y' into an 'i'. It then gives children 12 words to add er or est to, and use in a sentence. It explains how other words ending in 'er' are not comparative, such as walker or teacher.
The suffix -able: Introduces what adding able does to the meaning of words, and the rules for adding it. Gives examples of sentences for the children to add able to the base words, and some examples of words with the suffix able to make sentences with.
Composing sentences: Gives children 3 lists of words - they have to select one from each column and write a sentence containing them.
Words with more than one suffix: Introduction to the idea that some words are made with more than one suffix. It gives examples of words where ful is added, then ly, and then 12 examples for the children to complete on their own.
Using more and most: Explains how you cannot add er and est to some words for comparison. Shows examples of words that are preceeded by more or most. Explains when to use each comparative word.
Suffix review: A recap of the topic, explaining what a suffix is, and how it can change the spelling of a base word. It goes over the rules for adding suffixes that begin with a vowel, and suffixes that begin with a consonant. It ends with 21 base words for the children to decide which suffixes can be added to them to make new words.

Adding -y worksheet: Gives a selection of base words for the children to add y, writing them in the correct column.
Suffix meanings: er, est, y, ful, able and less; for the children to write definitions.
Adding suffixes: A list of base words and a grid for the children to think of adjectives.
Comparatives grid 1: A grid of 16 words for the children to finish writing in the comparative words.
Comparatives grid 2: As above, but contains 10 words.
Finding suffixes: A story to read and identify the adjectives and highlight the suffixes.
Irregular comparatives: A grid of irregular comparatives for the children to research and complete.
Comparatives more and most: Sentences with missing comparatives to complete.

Word cards - able
Word cards - er
Word cards - ful
Word cards - less
Word cards - ly

Planning Year 3 Term 2ii: The half termly plan, identifying where each resource fits in.
Year 3 Term 2ii word list: Lists of words containing each suffix being taught.
Sentences containing words with suffixes: For dictation.

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