In this engaging game pack students will work with a variety of ways we use the inflected endings -ed and -ing. With this ready to use differentiated pack, you can't go wrong!
In game one, Fish Bowl Sort, students will listen for the sounds that -ed can make at the end of a word. There is a picture clue on these fish to help those emerging reading sound the words out. (I also printed the fish each on a different color paper for an additional clue for my lower students). Students will have a great time getting their fish into the correct fish bowl!
In game two, Double or Nothing, students will focus on another aspect of the inflected endings of -ed and -ing. In this game they will need to look at the word and decide if it follows the rule of having to double the last letter before adding the ending. This fun dice game will engage your students and get them excited! An answer sheet is included for students to reference. A quick glance rule sheet is also there for the students to look back at for a little help!
In the next activity, Races or Raced, students will be playing a matching game. In this game they will be matching race cars with a word and when it happened. This game includes the endings of -ed and -s to show if it is happening now or in the past. Students will get excited about racing these cars and finding their matches. This game is awesome for the low learners also because the cars are color coded for matches.
In the last activity, Then and Now, students will look at words with the inflected ending of -ed and -ing and will need to determine when the word happened. They will be matching clocks with a inflected ending word with a clock that says past or present. This is a very similar game to Races or Raced except the terms Past and Present are used for a bit of a challenge for those extended learners.
These are activities I have used in my own classroom and have had much success with. The students love them and love to play them. I generally introduce one as a whole group during the lesson and then it goes in our work station task. I would and do put all of these activities in one station and allow the students to pick and choose.
Happy teaching my friends!