Package 4-5: Spelling - You Can Have Mine - Part 5

This lesson is the fifth in a series of lessons based on the text You Can Have Mine by Alison McLennan and illustrated by Cheryl Orsini. Your child will explore how to create adverbs from adjectives by adding the suffix –ly.

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Before your child starts

This lesson is the fifth in a series of lessons based on the text You Can Have Mine by Alison McLennan and illustrated by Cheryl Orsini.

This story is an example of a fable. A fable is a type of story that usually includes animals and that is designed to teach a lesson or a moral.

What your child needs to do

Your child will watch Spelling - You Can Have Mine - Part 5 video. Your child will explore how to create adverbs from adjectives by adding the suffix –ly.

Throughout the lesson, your child will be asked to pause the video to complete an activity on the activity sheets for the lesson.By the end of the lesson, your child will have activities to support them to be able to:

  • explain how the suffix –ly turns an adjective into an adverb
  • spell words using the suffix –ly.

What your child can do next

Your child will watch the video and pause throughout to complete the following activities:

  • Activity sheet 10: Matching adjectives and adverbs
  • Activity sheet 11: Investigating spelling

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Work with your child to investigate the spelling of words with the –ly suffix. Have them colour the suffix and look carefully at the consonants immediately before the suffix. Can they see any patterns?

Activity too easy?

Research the spelling rules for other words in the story. For example, find words in the story that have the suffix –ful. What do we need to remember when adding the suffix –ful to the end of words?

Extension/additional activity

Investigating spelling is lots of fun! Can you find some more words that end in the –ly suffix? Challenge your child to use these words in your everyday conversations.

Activity sheet 10: Matching adjectives and adverbs

Instructions

  1. Read the list of words that includes both adjectives and adverbs.
  2. Re-write the adjectives under the adjectives heading.
  3. Re-write the adverb next to the matching adjective.

Example: One has been completed for you.

Words: oddly, happy, desperate, fearfully, gladly, miserable, clumsy, cheekily, happily, glad, brazenly, fearful, odd, sadly, cheeky, brazen, miserably, desperately, sad, clumsily

Adjective Adverb
Forlorn Forlornly

Challenge: Write sentences using some of the adverbs.

Activity sheet 11: Investigating spelling

Hypothesis

When adding the suffix –ly to words that end in a consonant, make no change to the base word and add –ly.

When adding the suffix –ly to words that end in a y, change the final y to an i and then add –ly.

Instructions

  1. Test our hypothesis by sorting these words according to how the base word is treated when we add the suffix –ly.
Words
abnormal - abnormally, easy - easily, greedy - greedily, cool - coolly, thankful - thankfully, vivid - vividly, wonderful - wonderfully, crazy - crazily, stupid - stupidly, shabby - shabbily, faithful - faithfully, steady - steadily, grateful - gratefully, busy - busily, peaceful - peacefully, lethal - lethally

Make no change to the base word

abnormal - abnormally

Change the final y to an i and then add -ly

easy - easily

  1. Write a statement in the space below to explain whether our hypothesis is correct or incorrect.
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