*MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE PREVIEW TO GET A GLIMPSE OF WHAT THESE WORKMATS LOOK LIKE! MATS COME IN FULL COLOR AND BLACK-AND-WHITE!!!*
Stuck trying to figure out how to create a center around the –ed and –ing endings without having your students write the different forms in a boring grid over and over and over again? Look no further! Your “ending needs” have ended! ☺
Included in this inflectional ending set are 26 full-color and 26 ink-saving work mats. Within one set, each mat contains 2 verb base words, and each base word is utilized in 3 different sentences, meaning this entire pack offers your students an opportunity to practice –ing and –ed in 156 different ways! SAY WHAT?! (p.s. – this means 156 in color and 156 in black-and-white!)
The 52 base words used are as follows:
add, bake, bang, beg, brush, change, chase, clean, dance, dream, dress, drop, fix, float, help, hum, jog, jump, kick, kiss, knock, laugh, leap, look, love, mail, mix, open, paint, pass, pick, plan, play, push, rest, sail, save, serve, shot, snow, spell, start, step, stop, talk, use, wait, walk, watch, wish, work, yell
There are 36 base words that require no special adding or deleting of letters when changing tenses (i.e., help, helped, helping). 8 base words require dropping the final –e when changing tenses (i.e., bake, baked, baking). 8 base words require doubling the final consonant when changing tenses (i.e., drop, dropped, dropping). For scaffolding purposes, all “types” of base words are grouped together on workmats, meaning there are 18 mats strictly with words that require no special rules, 4 mats with words that drop the –e, and 4 mats with words that double the final consonant.
Set up is simple! Print your version (color OR black-and-white) on plain cardstock. Place pages in page protectors. Gather some dry erase markers. Time to start!
When students select a mat, they will see 2 base words. To the right of the base words, there are 3 corresponding cloze sentences. Students are tasked with reading each sentence and filling in the correct tense of the base word in the sentences. NOTE: each base word will have only 1 each of an unaltered base word, an –ing word, and an –ed word.
These mats are perfect for centers, homework, morning work, RtI, tutoring, worksheets, and MUCH, MUCH more. My kindergarteners (in the middle or end of the year) love them because they get to practice their budding reading skills while manipulating verbs into their correct tenses. I’ve been told they’re “totally cool!”
FINALLY! Something to practice this important skill that NO ONE claims in boring. ☺ Enjoy!