Moving on from the basics of spelling which have been covered in our other
programs (Sounds and Rhymes covered the
easiest of words from CVC to rhyming words and letter blends;
Soapbox can be used to reinforce the spelling of any word and includes
a comprehensive list of the vocabulary covered by the National Curriculum;
Magic E went on to explain the effect of the
final 'silent' E) we now provide a means by which pupils can be introduced
to another set of tricky spelling rules.
Suffixing aims to lead the student through the rules governing the addition
of a suffix to regular words. There are ten different categories that can
either be practiced individually or mixed together during a session.
The first of the suffixing tasks will present a word to the student and
ask them to identify where the suffix begins. The word will then be split
into its two parts before being typed (either from memory or copied from
the screen) to complete the task.
A second task allows the student to try and create as many words as possible
from four root words by adding various suffixes to them. The more words
that can be created the higher the pupil will score.
DEMO VERSION: If you would like to try the Suffixing
game, click here
to play the program for free (Shockwave plugin required).