Longest.week.ever and we only had 3 days of school! Monday seems like and eternity ago, Tuesday we had off for Passover, Wednesday was PT Conferences and, finally, at long last- it is Thursday and tomorrow we have off for Good Friday. Yippee! I can't believe Easter is already here; Thanksgiving centers seem like yesterday. Seven weeks left! Sooo much left to do. Seriously, where has this year gone?
I wanted to keep reading group plans light considering we had such a short week. I figured I would breeze through endings lickity split and gear up for a new topic next week. I thought wrong. Monday's lessons showed me that endings, in fact, would not be "lickity split" this year. Rather I would spent my day off on Tuesday creating some more activities to reinforce these concepts with the little readers.
I started off teaching about -ed endings with Lori Rosenberg's super helpful 3 Sounds of ED posters. These provided concrete visual and auditory references for the students. Followed by a simple cut and paste word sort of the /t/, /id/, and /d/ sound.
On Wednesday and today, I continued with similar word sorts but also added in some fun games for review and reinforcement. I am totally anti-worksheets, so if I can turn something into a board game I most certainly will!
The kids loved the spinners on these board games. First, they spun the number spinner to move X number of spaces. Then, once they landed on a word, they spun the ED/ING endings spinner to determine what ending to add. For my enrichment group, I added extra layers of difficulty by asking them to also state which sound the "ed" ending made or use an "ing" ending word in a sentence.
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