Lesson Plan

Inflectional Endings: -ing

Use a silly movie clip and fun activity to teach your second graders how to spell and recognize words with the inflectional ending *-ing*.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize and write words that contain the inflectional ending -ing.


(5 minutes)
Drop the E, Add -ingAdd -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.