Inflectional Endings Word Endings ER EST ED ING
Phonics Center Word Work Past Present Future
CCSS.ELA.RF.1.3.f 138 word cards
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
ER and EST can be printed in purple
ED and ING can be printed in green
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.