2 Listen to me read this word aloud: darknessTurn and tell your partner how many syllables are in this word and where you think the word should be divided.dark/nessNotice that in this word, the syllable ness, is a suffix. The syllable dark is the root word.
3 Listen to me read this word aloud: reasonableTurn and tell your partner how many syllables are in this word and where you think the word should be divided.rea/son/a/bleNotice that in this word, the suffix, able, forms the last two syllables in the word. The root word, reason, forms the first two syllables.
4 Let’s try it together.As each word appears turn to your partner and break the word into syllables, then read the word. Decide how many syllables are in the word and identify the suffix.breathlessbreathlesscontentmentcontentmentlonelinesslonelinessadorableadorabledivisibledivisible
5 With a partner find at least 5 words with the suffixes –able, -ible, -ness, -ment, -less. List the words and sort them by suffix. Then divide the words into syllables and read each word.