This lesson plan, Learning About Words: The Sounds of -ed teaches first graders the three different ending sounds the -ed verbs can make. Some end in the D sound, in the word "walked," the ed sound like in the word "painted," or the T sound in the word 'looked." Using a prewritten letter about the previous day, children will identify all the past tense verbs by circling them. When all of the past tense verbs have been circled, kids will read each verb aloud and list them by their ending sound. Understanding verb tenses is an essential skill to becoming strong writers and mastering English grammar.
Students will be able to recognize the three different ending sounds of verbs using the past tense -ed.