What is Floss rule?
If a word has only one vowel and ends with f, l, s or z; double the consonant. So, under this rule, s is spelled ss, l is spelled ll, f is spelled ff and z is spelled zz. It is also called the double consonant spelling rule.
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Today, I will be sharing Pack 1 of the double consonant spelling rule with you. Let’s discuss it.
The first worksheet is a word sort for -ss, -ll and -ff words. Cut the word tiles and paste them in the correct box.
The next two worksheets are picture sorts for -ll and -ss sound.
There are some words in the above worksheet which we do not use in our day to day life.
dill -it’s an herb
dull- lacking interest
mull- to think about
gull- a common sea bird also referred to as ‘seagull.’
Have your child highlight the -ll and -ss and read the words. Highlighting the sound really helps and more so when two or three letters come together to make one sound. The child learns to read the highlighted part as one sound rather than trying to sound out all the letters which are quite common among them. Highlighting serves as a visual cue for the child.
I hope your little one enjoys this activity worksheet. As I always say, please do make your child write a few words ending with a -ll and -ss. Dictation helps cement this important spelling rule.
In the above worksheet, the child reads the double consonant words and match them to the right picture.
In the next worksheet, we have to cut the word tiles and paste the words in alphabetical order. What I usually do for this activity is that I have the children write a-z in alphabetical order first. Then, I make them underline the first letter of the words on the tiles. And then we try and sort them out in alphabetical order.
After pasting the word tiles, the children will match the words to the pictures on the right.
Circle the correct word in this worksheet. Here we will identify the words that follow the floss rule and words that do not. The words are kiss, buzz, keg, yam, cuffs, hell, hiss, gap, ten, and hut.
In the above worksheet, we have to write the missing vowel for floss rule words. The words are bell, well, muff, huff, yell, pill, ill, off, doll and cuff.
Read the words from the word bank and write them under the correct picture.
This worksheet has simple sentences that can be easily read by our little learners. There are picture tiles that need to be cut and pasted next to the correct sentence.
The last worksheet is quite interesting for our little readers. There are pictures and a few scrambled words next to it. The child has to unscramble the words and make a meaningful sentence. I believe it is a good time for our little learners to know two basic rules of forming sentences.
A sentence begins with a capital letter.
A sentence ends with a period(full stop.)
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