New! Word Endings: -ing or -ed
3rd - 6th
In this word ending worksheet, students fill in the blank with the appropriate form of the word provided. Students determine whether to use -ing or -ed.
Compound Words and Earthquakes
Challenge your class members to create new compound words. After examining compound words associated with earthquakes, groups select a topic that has some local connection, brainstorm a list of associated words, and invent new compound words for their topic. Background links, a list of related terms, assessments, and an answer key are included with the highly detailed plan.
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.
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 worksheet, 4th graders fill in a spelling puzzle with 20 five to eight lettered words with tricky endings.
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.
Close Reading of The Boy Who Loved Words: How Do People Build Their Word Power?
Third graders practice the skills of identifying the main message in a story, describing the main character, and sorting the key details of a story into specific categories. The story they read is, The Boy Who Loved Words. Using a guiding worksheet embedded in the plan, pupils read specific excerpts from the book, then get together as a class to discuss their meaning. They also discuss the main message found in the book, and brainstorm the things they can all learn from the book. An intelligent, and thoughtful language arts lesson plan.
Word Endings: "-le"
In this word endings: "-le" worksheet, 4th graders read fifteen words ending in "-le" alone and in context, copy them, write the plural form, write a sentence for each one, then add the ending to complete each word.
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.
Practice Adding the ing Suffix
Second graders practice adding ing to words ending in one vowel and one consonant. In this adding ing lesson, 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.
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.
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