Word Families
(visual/kinesthetic)

Have students make separate cards for the endings/suffixes in the box and these vowel + |r| sounds words: court, rehearse, hard, flirt, distort, form, arm, affirm. Ask students to combine the word cards with the ending/suffix cards to see what word families they can build. (There may be some spelling changes, and a word may use more than one ending; students can consult a class dictionary for help.) They can then make word webs for each word family with three or more branches.
Endings/Suffixes
  -ed
  -ing
  -en
  -ly
  -al
  -y
  -ship
  -(at)ion
  -(at)ive
  -(at)ious
  -(a)ment
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