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This past week in spelling, my son and I studied the vowel suffix ED. We are currently in All About Spelling Level 3, which introduces the three different sounds that the suffix ED makes when added to a base word.
One of the activities was to sort various words that ended in the ED suffix…but I lost the sheet with the listed suffixes. I’m sure it’s somewhere in the depths of our school room shelf, but after searching for over 20 minutes, I had to change plans.
Instead of using the provided ED sorting activity, which I’m sure is as fabulous as everything else All About Learning does, I had to make my own ED sort at the last minute.
The ED Sort
My first and third children are especially fond of sorting activities. My 8-year-old is a fan of most any activity where he isn’t required to write, and this ED sort was no exception!
The columns are divided into the three sounds that the vowel suffix ED makes: /ed/, /d/, and /t/. In case you need a little help, you can peek at this website that explains exactly why each of those sounds are made. I love to know the why behind spelling rules!
After your child cuts out each of the words, have him glue or tape the words in the appropriate column.
Note that there are 64 words, so obviously this activity is not meant to do in one sitting! Work on a dozen or so words each day until the activity is completed.