Inflectional Ending -ING Activities -Present Tense Verbs – Grammar Games


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Use this resource to practice inflectional ending -ing with your students! There are five activities included and an informational poster to display in your classroom. Want more activities? Check out the inflectional ending bundle!

What’s included?

  • 2 informational posters: one poster introduces the -ing inflectional ending as an indicator of the present tense; one poster introduces the 3 rules for adding the -ing ending (keep the word, double the final consonant, drop the final e)
  • 1 word ending mini book: Print and staple the mini book. Students will learn about the -ing ending and practice adding it to verbs.
  • 1 picture hunt activity: Students will use the pictures on each card to find its match around the room. When they find the match, they will determine if the word is a present or past tense verb and write their answer on the included recording page.
  • 1 page of break apart practice: Students will identify the words that end in -ing. Then they will break the word apart into its base word and inflectional ending.
  • 1 set of matching cards: Students will match the ice cream scoops with different verb tenses to the ice cream cone. There are 38 ice cream cone matches, so choose which words will be most appropriate for your class!
  • 1 flip book: Students will cut and fold the flip book and then cut the sorting words. They can glue the words with and without inflectional endings into the correct spaces.
  • 3 pages of spinning endings: Students will use a pencil and paperclip to spin an inflectional ending. Then they will add the ending to the word. These pages include words that will need a double final consonant or a dropped final e.
  • 1 set of -ing ending sorting cards: Students will sort the words based on the -ing ending rule that they need to follow (keep the word, double the final consonant, or drop the final e). This activity also includes a color code recording page.
  • 1 -ing ending rules page: Students will use the three rules to write the verb with the -ing ending.
  • 1 what’s the ending page: Students will color code the words to indicate the ending rule that they need to follow.

What are inflectional endings?

Inflectional endings are parts of words that are added to the end of a base or root word. Inflectional endings can indicate number (singular or plural) or indicate word tense (past, present, or future). For example, adding the inflectional ending -ing to the verb ‘pack’ is necessary when it is an action that happening in the present.

How should I use this resource in my classroom?

  • The posters can be displayed in your classroom and used to teach students about the inflectional ending -ing. It can be printed in large format and kept for next year!
  • The matching cards and sorting cards can be used in small groups or with student partners.
  • The printable pages can be done independently, with a partner, or with small groups.
  • The mini book is a great sorting activity that can be completed independently, with a partner, in a small group, or whole group.



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