Spelling Patterns for the -ed Sounds
Have you heard students struggling to decode words with the suffix -ed? I have!
The suffix -ed, can be tricky
Trying to explain the different sounds, spelling patterns, and irregular verb tenses can be overwhelming sometimes. This war-style card game can be used to tackle all those things in three different ways. Ed said, Ed says, and Ed spells are 3 fun, engaging ways to play with suffixes, and tenses while learning at the same time.
The word hopped can be very hard for students sometimes.
Ed the elephant can not say this name, but he can make 3 different sounds “d, id, t.”
The suffix -ed has some very predictable patterns and those patterns each have a different point value in the game. The irregular verbs like run and ran are so tricky so I have added them into another game called Ed Says? The irregular verbs have the highest number of points in this game.
The third game is called Ed Spells. This game has point values for the many different spelling patterns of the word that have the suffix -ed added to them.
Suffix -ed spelling patterns are +ed, double consonant, drop e, & change the y to /i/ +ed.
This is also a great game for ESL students.
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