I am so grateful for your feedback. This 12 page product is a differentiated set of pages to teach beginners about inflectional endings. It can be used a variety of ways: guided, with buddies, and independent or all three which is what I did.
NEW: I added another page of verb cards, a writing page, core standards, and an ESL Insights page which is a guide to using this product with ELL students.
There are suggestions for use as well. I actually used this little pack for four different 30 minute periods for first grade ESL but it could also be placed into a literacy center for even more practice or used as part of an intervention.
Word card work mat
16 regular root word cards
8 inflectional endings cards (-ed and -ing) copy extras if you need to do so
Three-column recording page/sort for present, past, and progressive tenses that I labeled: root word, -ed, -ing
Sentence writing page to use the words learned
Standards used to support this product:
Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
Read words with inflectional endings.
Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).
Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes
Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words).
Suggestions for Use:
I make items that I use in my own ESL classroom; in other words, I don’t make items just to sell. Some items are quick like this one. I made it out of necessity because I have a couple first graders who are autistic and I wanted to practice endings and differentiate at the same time. All the kids practiced manipulating the cards. Students glued the word and ending cards in an interactive journal. Then we practiced writing the words on chart paper together. I also included a sheet with blank cards that you could use as a work mat or gluing mat. Finally, the students wrote the words on the three-column chart. Some students were able to work independently and some needed support, but it was all good. Cards can be printed on colored paper and magnet strips added for another option in a center.
Other verb products are available:
Easy Nouns and Verbs Literacy Center
Action Verbs Conversation Cards for ELL Students