Daily Language Investigations for English Language Arts
4.6 Verbs, Adjective, Adverbs and Spelling: Changing y to i
Consider the following data.
Write a rule that accounts for the cases when we change the y to i and when we leave the y unchanged.
What form of word would be a counterexample to your theory?
Come up with some more data to see if your theory needs to be revised.
key words: spelling, verbs, adjective, adverb, suffixes, morphology
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2f Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2d Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.2e Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
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