Mrs. Granger, the Language Arts teacher, really knew a lot about words. In reference to the commotion over Nick’s new word, she says (page 61) “All of this is a silly fad and when you add an e to fad, you get fade." She’s hoping the fad will fade away.
There are many words that change just by adding an e. See if your students can guess these pairs of words with the clues you give them. Make it a team game! Can they come up with more examples?
1. Fish part & it’s good (fin, fine)
2. Angry, put together (mad, made)
3. Pine tree, flame (fir, fire)
4. Tiny piece, use your teeth (bit, bite)
5. Fails to work, a guy (dud, dude)
6. Hold with arms, large (hug, huge)
7. Friend, fair skin (pal, pale)
8. Turn around, backbone (spin, spine)
9. Thin, gooey stuff (slim, slime)
10. Jump up and down, wish (hop, hope)