Suffix Foldables – Adding Suffixes w/ Three Great Spelling Rules


62 pages of Suffix Foldables w/ The Three Great Spelling Rules for endless word creation, spelling, and fun! Fold the paper to easily combine suffixes to base words to spell new words. Then use them in context to truly help master those words for spelling, vocabulary knowledge, reading fluency and comprehension!

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Suffix Foldables – Three Great Spelling Rules

Adding suffixes to base words with the Three Great Spelling Rules can unlock thousands of words for students. Help them learn, read, spell, & apply the meaning of these new words with this engaging, multisensory word building activity! 62 pages of suffix foldables included!

How to Use Suffix Foldables:

  • Fold over the left side to show the base words.
  • Fold over the right side to show the spelling lines.
  • Combine a base word with one of the suffixes.
  • Discuss if any spelling changes need to be made like the Doubling Rule, Drop e, or Change y to i.
  • Spell the word on a line.
  • Read all the words aloud.
  • Choose two words to use in a sentence on the back.
  • Read the sentences aloud.

*Printing instructions included for an easy, low-prep resource!

Three Great Spelling Rules Included:

Adding Suffixes with No Spelling Changes
Doubling Rule
Mixed Doubling Rule and No Spelling Changes
Drop e Rule
Mixed Drop e Rule and No Spelling Changes
Change y to i Rule
Mixed Change y to i Rule and No Spelling Changes
Mixed Suffix practice



Nick M. (June 12, 2024): Extremely Satisfied!
“This was just the activity I needed to help my students practice the Three Great Spelling Rules. They loved folding the paper and made the task more engaging for them. Great idea for this age student!”

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