Three Sounds of -ed!
This product contains 24 picture cards, ed ending cards, follow up sorting activity, and mini poster.
To teach the –ed ending, it is important for kids to understand that the ending makes three different sounds; “t”, “d” and “id”. To begin, I would show the –ed ending and say to kids, “This is a word ending or suffix that you have seen in many of the books you have read. It is an important word ending because when it is added to a word, it tells the reader that something has happened in the past.”
Next, I would show the word cards one by one, reading the word and pointing to the accompanying picture. Once I had done that, I would show the 3 different –ed endings (the red, the blue and the green) and have kids say the sound of –ed indicated beneath the –ed.
Say, “We have to make sure that when the -ed is added it sounds right, just like the way we talk. Let’s try it.” Take any word card and add any of the –ed endings. Read as a group and emphasize reading through the word, to the end. Often say “Does that sound right? Or “Is that how it would sound in a book?” *Note: The words skate, like, and vote end in “e” so I put it in the dotted box so when you use the –ed ending you can cover it up. This is a teaching point for your kids.
Together with the group, categorize the words that end in the “t” sound, “d” and the “id” by making groups of the word cards.
Lastly, there is a sorting activity sheet for the kids to use to separate written words into categories.
Another follow-up activity would be for kids to go on a “word hunt” in their guided reading books, classroom library books etc. to see what other –ed words they can find on their own. An anchor chart could be established to encourage kids to add new –ed words and write them under the correct ending sound (d/t/id)
These word cards and endings can be added to a literacy center for additional practice. The endings could be put on Popsicle sticks or you can add a piece of Velcro™ to the –ed endings and to the word cards so that kids can change the endings.
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