Students will be able to recognize and write words that contain the inflectional ending -ing.
Gather your students together.
Review short/long vowel sounds and the idea of spelling patterns (th, ing, two vowels, etc.).
Explain that today you will focus on something called an inflectional ending. Define an inflectional ending as a group of letters that are added to the end of a word to change its meaning.
Tell your students they'll be learning about the inflectional ending -ing.
Give your class an example of how to take a base word, a word that gives another word its basic meaning, and change it using -ing. For example, when play becomes playing, it's something that you do in the present tense, or right now.