Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Put a Verb in Past: Small Group Instruction:-ed and -ing suffixes - Section 1: What Sounds Do I Make and What is my Job?


Errors with tense were happening often. I have found that with our large Native American population the tense is often hard for them to hear or read. It is also troublesome for ELL and students who have disabilities in processing or reading.

Normally, you hope that most students enter fourth grade using, writing, and reading these common suffixes. I will always have a few that need a little refresher course, but this time it was more than a few so I though it wise to do a quick mini lesson with the whole class.

It is at these times you wonder if that was a wise choice, thankfully it was obvious from the start that it was good choice and needed review by many of them.

  Reality Check:
  Adjustments to Practice: Reality Check:
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Put a Verb in Past: Small Group Instruction:-ed and -ing suffixes

Unit 11: Grammar Lessons
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT add the suffix -ed and -ing to the end of a verb to change tense. They will also read using decoding strategies to decided how the end of a word should sound that has -ed.

Big Idea: Using a fun picture book can help readers hear, use, and read suffixes. Some students still struggle with hearing the end of words and the differences in sound that the suffix -ed makes when added to a root word.

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English / Language Arts, Grammar and Mechanics, Writing, past tense, Doreen Cronin, reading foundations
  20 minutes
past tense
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