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-ed word accuracy

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: 1
Group Size: Small Group, Whole Class
Length: 5 minutes
Materials: -ed word index cards (print them here)
Goal: Given a written word ending in -ed pronounced /d/ or /t/, the student can say the word correctly pronouncing the ending: /ed/, /d/, or /t/ ( melt -> "melted", filled -> "filled", kicked -> "kicked" ).
Items: filled, hugged, smelled, kicked, asked, dropped, melted, landed, blasted

What to do

  1. Assemble a stack of around 12 index cards with -ed words printed on them. (If your students don't know how to read VCe words such as fade and use, exclude faded, used, etc., from the stack.)
  2. Let's see if I can trick you. I'm going to show you a card with a word on it ending in e, d, and I want you to tell me the word. My turn first. Show the first card and read the word on it.
  3. Okay, your turn. Call on students individually and ask them to read a single card each. If a student struggles, cover up the ed ending and ask her to say the base word, then uncover the ending and ask her to say the whole word. If she mispronounces the ending (for instance, saying kick-ed instead of kicked with a /t/ sound at the end), ask her, Is kick-ed a word? What else could it be? Today I kick the ball; yesterday I... Praise her when she gets it, and let her try two more cards. If they continue to struggle, make a note in an Activity Log.
  4. Continue until students have mastered this set of cards.

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