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Final Consonants and Final Es

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:11
  • Doubling Final Consonants 0:30
    • Double Final Consonant Before Adding Suffix When Suffix Begins With Vowel
    • Double Final Consonant Before Adding Suffix When Last Syllable is Accented and Ends in Single Consonant
  • Dealing With Final Es 2:35
    • 1. Adding a Suffix That Starts With a Vowel to Word Ending in a Silent E
    • Exceptions
    • 2. Adding a Suffix That Starts With a Consonant to Word Ending in a Silent E
    • Exceptions
    • 3. Adding a Suffix to Words With Silent E Preceded by Another Vowel
  • Practice 5:04
  • Practice Answers 5:52
  • Ways to Improve Your Reading 7:04
    • Read
    • Play Word Games
    • Use Mnemonics
    • Spell-Check