when do you double the final consonant?

We have been learning a lot about word endings lately (-ed and -ing).

One day, last week, one of my students asked...

"Mrs. Lindsey, why do some words double the letter?"

For example:
run --> running
swim --> swimming
skip --> skipped

To teach my students the rule for doubling the final consonant, I made this flow chart:

Click the picture below to download this flow chart for free!

This phonics lesson goes great with these little characters
(my students where so happy to see these guys again)!

You can purchase these cute letter characters and a whole unit of word ending practice at my TpT store.

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