Verbs: Adding -ed to Regular Verbs
This resource contains a 50-slide PowerPoint lesson on adding the suffix -ed to form the simple past tense, where no change is needed to the root word (as outlined in the New National Curriculum Spelling Appendix).

Examples are given and opportunities provided within the PowerPoint for pupils to practise the skill of adding -ed to root verbs to form the simple past tense.

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Adding -ed,-ied,-d To Form Simple Past Tense 70-Slide PowerPoint Lesson

This resource contains a 70-slide PowerPoint presentation on the rules for when and how to add the suffixes -ed, -d, -ied and doubling the last letter to make the simple past tense of verbs. The PowerPoint clearly explains and demonstrates the rules of how to change a verb to its simple past form and includes the following:

- adding -d to words ending in e
- adding -ed to regular root verbs
- changing the 'y' to an 'i' and adding -ed
- doubling the last letter and adding -ed
- irregular past tenses

The PowerPoint also contains a timed challenge activity in which pupils can use paper/whiteboards to write the simple past tense.

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Created: Jun 20, 2017

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