Spelling rule: doubled final consonant

One Syllable words eg. hop need the final consonant to be doubled before adding endings that start with a vowel.

eg hop + p + ing=hopping

hop+ p + ed = hopped

shop, drop, bob, skip, trip, get, tan work in the same way.

Watch out for hope, it drops the e but doesn’t double the consonant. hoping.

This page will help you find out the meaning of the words and give you ideas for Fun Spelling.

Words Tasks
  • shopping
  • shopped
  • dropping
  • dropped
  • bobbing
  • skipping
  • tripped
  • getting
  • generosity
  • Monday: Remember Dumtums. Make a neat list of your words in your jotter, add some strategies and explain them. Do not just put in strategies for the sake of it. Make sure they will help you with spelling. Record yourself reading the words.
  • Tuesday: Write sentences with your most 5 interesting words.
  • Wednesday: Write, Cover, Copy, Check, OR if you have a sibling you could do some partner spelling.
  • Thursday: Listen to the recording you made on Monday, test yourself.
  • Friday: Fun Spelling

Author: John Johnston

I am a teacher, currently working in Banton Primary for North Lanarkshire Council. I also act as Product Owner/provide support for Glow Blogs.

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