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Clowne Junior School

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Monster Phonics Group

1. Download the PowerPoint.


2. Introduce the spelling rule for adding ing and ed (below). 


Adding Suffixex ing and ed to verbs where no change is needed to the smallest word (also known as the root word).

ing and er always add an extra syllable to the word and ed sometimes does.


The past tense of some verbs may sound as if it ends in id (extra syllable), d or t (no extra syllable), but all these endings are spelt ed.


If the verb ends in two consonant letters (the same or different), the ending is simply added on.

Example words:

hunt becomes hunting, hunted, hunter,

buzz becomes buzzing, buzzed, buzzer,

jump becomes jumping, jump


Focus on the difference in pronunciation of ed (d, t and id).


3. Have a look at the activity. The children should read Miss Oh No’s diary and change each verb to the past tense.