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Use Different Suffixes in Spelling

In this worksheet students will be asked to rehearse and practice how to spell a variety of words, using a range of suffixes from the Year 5 and 6 statutory word list.

'Use Different Suffixes in Spelling' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this activity, you will be asked to practise spelling a range of words, use the following strategy to help you.

 

LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK!

 

Have a look at the world shoulder. Then, use these top tips below to help you learn to spell this word correctly.

 

 

 

Look at the shape of the word, notice which letters are taller and which ones are shorter.

 

 

 

Say the word aloud, what sounds can you hear? Repeat the word a few times so you can hear each sound clearly.

 

 

 

Cover up the word. You can put your hand over the top of the word, or simply close your eyes.

 

Now you can see the word in your mind. Maybe you can write it in the air using your favourite colour?

Open your eyes to check. Have you spelt it correctly?

 

In this activity, you will practise how to use and spell four different suffixes.

Suffixes are either a letter or a group of letters that go at the end of a word.

suffix can change or add to a word's meaning.

First, we will study the word list with the 'able' ending/suffix.

The 'able' ending is far more common than the 'ible' ending.

 

Can you insert a word with the suffix 'able' into each space?

Below are some sentences with a missing word.

 

Can you insert the words that use the suffix 'able' into the correct place?

 

inflammable     

irritable     

perishable

Here are some more words with the suffix 'able'

 

However, not all are spelt correctly, can you select the word with the incorrect spelling?

Regrettable

Excitable

Justfiable

Durable

Now, we will study the word list with the 'ible' ending/suffix.

Words with the suffix 'ible' are less common than those with the suffix 'able'.

 

Can you insert a word with the suffix 'ible' into each space?

Regrettable

Excitable

Justfiable

Durable

Again, let's practice the word list with the 'ible' ending/suffix.

 

Below are words with the suffix 'ible', can you identify the misspelt word?

Eligible

Divisible

Destructable

Invincible

Below are a list of words using either the suffix 'able' or 'ible', can you select only the words that are correctly spelt?

 GullibleIncredablePermissibleIrresponsableDigestableReliable
Words that are spelt correctly

Now, let's look at the 'ably' suffix.

The 'ably' suffix is more commonly used than the 'ibly' suffix.  

 

Can you insert a word with the suffix 'ably' into each space?

 GullibleIncredablePermissibleIrresponsableDigestableReliable
Words that are spelt correctly

Here are some more words with the suffix 'ably'.

 

However, not all are spelt correctly, can you select the word with the incorrect spelling?

Inexplicably

Unavoidably

Agreably

Uncontrollably

Now, let's look at how to add the suffix 'ibly' to a word.

The suffix 'ibly' is less commonly used than 'ably'.

 

Can you insert a word with the suffix 'ibly' into each space?

Inexplicably

Unavoidably

Agreably

Uncontrollably

Below are some sentences with a missing word.

 

Can you insert the words that use the suffix 'ibly' into the correct place?

 

sensibly     

visibly     

impossibly

Inexplicably

Unavoidably

Agreably

Uncontrollably

  • Question 1

First, we will study the word list with the 'able' ending/suffix.

The 'able' ending is far more common than the 'ible' ending.

 

Can you insert a word with the suffix 'able' into each space?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
How did you find this first question? It was quite a tricky start! Once you can see the correct spelling for each word, remember to use the method; look, cover, say, write and check. Doing this will help familiarise the word which will help you the next time you want to spell it!
  • Question 2

Below are some sentences with a missing word.

 

Can you insert the words that use the suffix 'able' into the correct place?

 

inflammable     

irritable     

perishable

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
There are quite a lot of words in the English language that use the suffix 'able'. Do you know the meaning of the words in this question? Always check you do when learning new spellings. Perishable = food that is likely to decay and go bad quickly. Irritable = having a tendency to get easily annoyed. Inflammable = can easily set on fire.
  • Question 3

Here are some more words with the suffix 'able'

 

However, not all are spelt correctly, can you select the word with the incorrect spelling?

CORRECT ANSWER
Justfiable
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the mistake? Option three is incorrectly spelt. Correctly spelt, it looks like this: justifiable. Again, remember to check that you understand the meaning of each word by using a thesaurus.
  • Question 4

Now, we will study the word list with the 'ible' ending/suffix.

Words with the suffix 'ible' are less common than those with the suffix 'able'.

 

Can you insert a word with the suffix 'ible' into each space?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Is this becoming less daunting? Take your time when spelling a new or tricky word, sound out each part of the word and think carefully about which suffix to use.
  • Question 5

Again, let's practice the word list with the 'ible' ending/suffix.

 

Below are words with the suffix 'ible', can you identify the misspelt word?

CORRECT ANSWER
Destructable
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the mistake? The incorrectly spelt word is option one, it should have the suffix 'ible' and be spelt as 'destructible'. You're halfway through!
  • Question 6

Below are a list of words using either the suffix 'able' or 'ible', can you select only the words that are correctly spelt?

CORRECT ANSWER
 GullibleIncredablePermissibleIrresponsableDigestableReliable
Words that are spelt correctly
EDDIE SAYS
Don't panic if you found this tricky, you'll gain confidence with practice. There were three correctly spelt words, using the most suitable suffix, they are: gullible, permissible and reliable. 'Incredable', 'irresponsable' and 'digestable' all have the incorrect suffix. Correctly spelt, they look like this: incredible, irresponsible and digestible.
  • Question 7

Now, let's look at the 'ably' suffix.

The 'ably' suffix is more commonly used than the 'ibly' suffix.  

 

Can you insert a word with the suffix 'ably' into each space?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
How did you find this tricky word list using the suffix 'ably'? Again, remember to check you understand each word and try to incorporate one in your next piece of writing.
  • Question 8

Here are some more words with the suffix 'ably'.

 

However, not all are spelt correctly, can you select the word with the incorrect spelling?

CORRECT ANSWER
Agreably
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the error? Option three is incorrect as it is missing the double 'e'. It should be spelt as 'agreeably'. When learning new spellings, check you know the meaning of each one, you can use a thesaurus to help you.
  • Question 9

Now, let's look at how to add the suffix 'ibly' to a word.

The suffix 'ibly' is less commonly used than 'ably'.

 

Can you insert a word with the suffix 'ibly' into each space?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on with completing words, using the suffix 'ibly'? Again, always check you know both the spelling and the meaning of each word.
  • Question 10

Below are some sentences with a missing word.

 

Can you insert the words that use the suffix 'ibly' into the correct place?

 

sensibly     

visibly     

impossibly

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Hopefully, now you are able to use the words from this question in the correct context. You have now reached the end of the activity! There were a lot of new words to practise, so why not take a break before starting on your next worksheet?
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