Inflectional Word Endings: Adding -ed and -ing to Base Words (verbs) Activities

The Sassy Apple
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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Are you still trying to find ways to get your students to accurately read and write inflectional endings? These decodable stories, worksheets, activities and a center for teaching how to add -ed and -ing endings to verbs will help your students master these skills. This product focuses on teaching words that do not change, words where the consonant doubles and words where you drop the 'e'.

You will find:

  • Reference cards for creating an anchor chart (in color and black and white)
  • -ed Decodable reader #1 printable options with instructions
  • -ed Decodable reader #1 projectable option
  • -ed Decodable reader word organizer recording sheet and answer key
  • -ing Decodable reader #2 printable options with instructions
  • -ing Decodable reader #2 projectable option
  • -ing Decodable reader word organizer recording sheet and answer key
  • Worksheet charts to go with each of the 3 rules and no prep printables (cut and paste, finish the sentence)
  • Directions for center, center materials and recording sheet (in color and black and white)

The reference posters and activities included in this resource will ensure your students know how to read and write words with -ed and -ing.

What Educators are saying about Inflectional Endings Activities:

"My students loved this resource during word work! It provided opportunities for whole group, partner, and independent instruction." - Rachel P.

"My students and I loved using this resource! The posters were easy to use and the corresponding books and worksheets made it easy for my littles to go through each of the concepts. I've struggled to teacher this skill in the past but this resource definitely made it much easier!" - Primary with Piemonte


Q: How long does it take to teach inflectional endings?

A: The resources in this pack include materials to teach inflectional endings over 5-8 mini-lessons spanning a week+. Since the rules can be tricky to learn about when to double the consonants or drop -e, I would recommend repeated practice and spiraling of this skill.

Q: My district uses a phonics program. Can this be used along with it?

A: Absolutely! These resources are a perfect supplement to any explicit phonics program. Personally, I've used them with Fundations. They are great for centers, independent work or small group work because they embed the skills into different activities--sorting, reading, writing.

Q: What grade levels will this work with?

A: Inflectional endings are included in 1st grade Common Core Foundational Skills for reading standards, focused on again in 2nd grade and reviewed in 3rd grade. These resources are perfect for 1st-3rd!

If you have any questions, please let me know! Thank you!



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read words with inflectional endings.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.


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