Inflected endings (-ed, -ing, -s) indicate tense and number. We've been practicing identifying base words and then reading them with different endings. For example, the base word walk, becomes walked, walking, and walks to show different tenses. To show number, cat becomes cats and fox becomes foxes. Over the last two days we practiced our fine motor skills to make giant base word and ending cubes so we could play bingo!
Practice this at home. Have your child point out words that have endings. Cover up the ending and find the base word. There are sneaky words like this and king that don't have endings but still end with -s or -ing. Remember, there has to be a real word left when you take off the ending.
We also practiced sequencing a story we read aloud as a class. This week our Making Meaning story Angelina and Henry was all about two mice who were really excited to go camping. Like most good stories, the main characters got into some trouble and then found a solution at the end. We sequenced pictures from the story and then wrote a sentence retelling what was happening in each picture.
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