Inflectional Endings Word Endings ER EST ED ING
Past Present Future
Reading Fluency 150 word cards
One suggestion play go fish I have cold do you have colder I have hardest do you have hard
Card games are always a win. Students build fluency while practicing important social skills like asking others for something, including others, losing/winning gracefully.
Read words with inflectional endings ER EST ED ING
Write words with inflectional endings ER EST ED ING
Use the cards in pocket charts
Use the cards for word sorts
Use the cards to match base or root word to the word with the inflectional ending
Recording sheets included
Shuffle the cards and students can sort by inflectional endings ER EST ED ING
Encouraged to write contrasting sentences for the base word and its -ing form:
I play soccer. I have been playing soccer for two years.
Challenge students to write sentences that make comparisons:
It is hot in May. July is hotter than May. August is the hottest month.
Challenge students to write sentences that use all three tenses: I don’t want to slip on the wet floor. Yesterday I slipped in the cafeteria. If you are not careful, you will be slipping on the ice.
When printing horizontal pages, change page set up on printer to "landscape".
Reading Fluency and Reading Strategies