Skill:  [Suffix]  Words ending with “tion” as in nation
                          Words ending with "sion" as in vision

Prefixes and suffixes are structural changes that are added to root words. A suffix is a phonetic unit that is placed after a root word. The root is the part of the word that contains the basic meaning. A root word is also known as a base word.

Words ending with “tion” as in nation sounds like (shun)

Read these words

map image direction image
action explanation
addition fiction
attention frustration
caution hibernation
celebration invitation
commotion lotion
condition motion
contraction nation
decoration option
definition position
description promotion
devastation question
devotion station
direction subtraction
education vacation

 

 

 

 

 

Words ending with “sion” as in vision sounds like (shun)

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admission lesion
collision mansion
comprehension mision
compassion occasion
confusion permission
decision possession
exclusion suspension
explosion television
expression tension
impression vision

 

Can you think of some additional words that end with (tion) or (sion)?

 

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Dictation/Spelling Practice for (sion, tion) words

 

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Read these sentences.

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Write two sentences. Please include a word in each sentence that has the spelling pattern (tion) or (sion). Please be attentive to neatness and try to spell each word in your sentence correctly. Remember all sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a period (.), question mark (?), or exclamation point (!). Illustrate your favorite sentence on the back of your paper.

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