Word Endings: -ing or -ed

3rd - 6th

In this word ending worksheet, learners fill in the blank with the appropriate form of the word provided. Students determine whether to use -ing or -ed.

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Ness and Ment Word Endings

In this word endings worksheet, students complete three activities that help them learn words that end in ness and ment. Students complete a word chart, sentence completions, and a word search.

Les Métiers (Jobs and Professions)

Work a few of these activities into your unit on jobs and professions for beginning French speakers. This teacher's guide focuses on feminine and masculine word endings, and introduces the teacher to different opportunities for oral practice. Example dialogues are included. 

Word Endings

In this word endings worksheet, students write a word ending to a word that matches the picture and then write the word 2 more times. Students complete 5 problems and write one of their words in the blank of a sentence.

Spelling Activity

Sometimes you can add an s to a word to form its plural. Sometimes you can't. Help your class learn how to pluralize irregular words like calf, woman, and half. After, have them study the prefixes un, de, pre, dis, and re in the colorful chart provided. This packet provides a great overview of different prefixes and suffixes, as well as a look at plural spelling rules. 

Tricky Word Endings Fill-In Puzzle

In this spelling words with tricky endings activity, 4th graders fill in a spelling puzzle with 20 five to eight lettered words with tricky endings.

Practice Adding the ing Suffix

Second graders practice adding ing to words ending in one vowel and one consonant. In this adding ing lesson plan, 2nd graders participate in a teacher demonstration of adding suffixes to one vowel, one consonant words. They learn the rule and complete a worksheet by applying the rule.

Adding Suffixes- ly, ful

Fifth graders practice adding suffixes. In this word endings lesson, 5th graders identify examples of suffixes, practice adding the suffix "-ly" and "-ful" and then complete a worksheet to practice.

Identify Base Words and Suffixes to Read Multisyllabic Words #1

Show your scholars how adding an affix changes the entire meaning of a word; they focus on the suffix -able. You'll find a complete script here, but if you don't want to read this verbatim, use it simply as an outline. Learners watch you model word segmenting before trying it on their own. Taking a bigger word and breaking it into a base word and suffix helps with word meaning. By showing pupils what this suffix means and pairing it with a familiar word, they can define larger words. Create a semantic map around this suffix to fill in as you find more words.

Lesson: Word Exploration

The painting Molten Polyester shows two words that contrast greatly with the image they are juxtaposed against. The artist bends the meaning of the words to create a new form of visual communication. Learners analyze the painting and then make words out of materials that are opposite of their words. They consider and discuss the nature of words in context and in culture. 

40 Ways to Spice Up Your Spelling Words

Students participate in numerous activities to improve spelling. Activities include, but are not limited to: writing words in ABC order, writing words backwards, creating silly sentences, illustrating words, coloring words, and more. Hands-on activities include spelling words in dirt, making words out of Popsicle sticks, converting words to Morse code, and writing a commercial using the words. The many activities listed are designed to interest and assist in spelling.

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