Many ESL students find it difficult to know when to add an extra syllable to words ending in "ed" during both oral reading and speaking. This game helps ESL students master 3 pronunciations of "ed"- [t], [d], [id]. It also reinforces when the "ed" ending creates an additional syllable.
There are 4 Rule cards provided, and your student groups will work collaboratively to place each of 35 game cards under their correct rule cards. This game is an excellent communicative/ Auditory/KT activity that will help your students master and remember the variations in pronunciation of the "ed" ending! Here's how: Your students must feel the voiced or unvoiced final sounds in base words with their fingers on their throats, and then apply the correct rule.They will have plenty of verbal production of the "ed" ending sound, and they will understand completely when to form an additional syllable for the "ed" ending, and when not to. Answers are provided for the game, and students can use the answer chart to self-check their group work. This activity is a great springboard for a follow-up class discussion, and an effective teaching/learning tool for learning how to pronounce the "ed" ending correctly.