Doubling Consonants Before -ed/-ing

A Rhyme to Remember a Rule

When do you double your consonant before adding -ed and -ing?
A RHYME will do it every TIME!

(The rule is that if there is a vowel before the final consonant, then you double the final consonant. If there is a consonant before, then you just add the -ed and -ing.

    Teach your students this rhyme:

“If there’s a vowel before, then you DOUBLE it to score!”

Ex: WORK- working, worked (no vowel, so don’t double)
SLIP- slipping, slipped (There was a vowel, so you double the final consonant)
MASK- masking, masked (no vowel, so don’t double)

*Words ending with “e” are a little trickier. Check out the other post for the hint with that!:)