There are so many spelling rules, when it comes to words with inflected endings. Spelling and reading go hand in hand, especially when learning about words with endings. If we want our students to be able to read these words, they need to know how to remove an ending, and look for the base word.
I have found a lot of success with color coding word parts, and allowing students to manipulate the base words, double consonants, and endings. These word cards will help your students build and break apart words. Through this hands on activity, they will better understand the spelling rules and reading rules of words with inflected endings.
This would be a great teacher guided center. You could first introduce how to manipulate the cards, and explain how the words are made. You can give the students the word list, to show the difference. The next week, you could move this same activity to a collaborative student center. Now without the word list, students could work together to add endings to given base words, and record their answers on the page provided.
These cards will help your students to manipulate the base words and endings, to create over 100 words. A word list and student recording sheet have been included to help make your literacy center prep just a little easier.
The base words are blue, the endings (-s, -ed, -ing, -est, -iest, -ied, -ier, -ies) are gold, and the "double it" consonants are pink.
Created by: Thyme to Read
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