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What is a double consonant word examples?

What is a double consonant word examples?

For example, rabbit, happy and kitten are all words with two syllables and a short vowel, meaning that the consonants ‘bb’, ‘pp’ and ‘tt’ are doubled.

What is a double letter consonant?

1 : a consonant letter occurring twice in succession in a word (as nn in tunnel)

Why are there double consonants in words?

Doubling to Protect the Vowel Now for the second part: consonants are double to “protect” the short vowel for words ending in consonant+le or consonant+y. Think of words like “apple” and “happy”. Double letters are added in these cases because consonant+le and consonant+y endings are syllables on their own.

What’s the rule for doubling consonants?

The spelling rule is: if the word has 1 syllable (a word with one vowel sound), 1 vowel and it ends in 1 consonant, you double the final consonant before you add ‘ing’, ‘ed’, ‘er’, ‘est’ (also known as a suffixal vowel). You don’t double the consonant if the word ends in ‘tion’ (also known as a suffixal consonant).

How can I teach my child to spell with double consonants?

If you use letter tiles or cards with individual letters written on them, reinforce spelling as you and the child move the tiles around to form new words. At this stage, merging reading and spelling is easy. Another set of words are almost as easy to learn to spell. These are words which end with the double consonants of l, s, and f and z.

Are there any free printable double consonant worksheets?

These free, printable words with double consonant worksheets will give your students practice with words containing the double letters bb, cc, dd, ff, gg, ll, mm, pp, rr, ss, tt and zz. Add these free, printable words with double consonant worksheets to your phonics resources for you classroom.

When do you add a second consonant to a word?

When this happens and it is followed by a vowel, the vowel sound will be short. For example: Some words that do not have the double consonant will be have a second consonant added when a suffix is added to the end of the word.

When do you double consonants in a CVC word?

1 When you attach a suffix to CVC words, DO double the ending consonants. 2 For a two-syllable word, if a short vowel comes before the middle consonant, DO double the middle consonant. 3 DON’T double a middle consonant of a two-syllable word if the first syllable features a long vowel sound.