The 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. Some examples of ff ll ss zz words are sell, mess, puff, fuzz, stress, chaff, staff, still, smell, frizz, buzz, mill, etc. I will be sharing free floss rule words worksheets with you
Before attempting this pack, do try Pack 1 of The Floss rule worksheets. It is a much simpler pack with three and four-letter words.
The above spelling rule anchor chart is for Floss rule words. Click on the chart above to download it and read about The Floss rule in detail.
Let’s discuss the free worksheets for words ending in ff ll ss zz briefly.
The first is a cut and paste word sort worksheet. Cut the word tiles ff ll ss words letter tiles and paste them in the correct box. You will notice that the ff ll ss words are accompanied with digraphs and blends.
Identify the pictures in the worksheet and cut the letter tiles. Paste the letter tiles to form the correct double consonant words. The words are kill, fizz, buzz, yell, hiss, jazz, pass, muff, and doll.
Read the words in the above worksheet and match them with the correct picture.
The above worksheet has pictures and two options for each picture. Only one of the options is correct. You have to circle the correct option. The child has to remember that we double the consonants only short vowel words ending with f, l, s, and z.
So, the word pipp is incorrect and the correct word is pip. The word rugg is incorrect and the correct word is rug. These worksheets aim to improve children’s spellings.
Write the missing vowel in the above worksheet and complete the word.
Identify the pictures, read the ff ll ss zz words in the word bank, and write them in the blocks provided.
Make sentences using this and that in the above worksheet.
This is a mess.
That is a kiss.
This is a bell.
That is a cuff.
That is a well.
This is a muff.
That is a pass.
Cut the picture tiles and read the sentences focusing on ff ll ss zz words. Paste the picture next to the correct sentence.
In the last worksheet, unscramble the words to form logical sentences.
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