Words Their Way: Verbs for inflected Ending Sorts
Directions:  Put each word sort words on a small index card or piece of paper.  Mix up the words and then have your child categorize them. Discuss.  Practice writing words in ABC order, drawing or acting out words, make a board game, etc.  Use your imagination and create games to help make spelling skills strong and have fun doing it.  It makes wonderful, positive memories of school, learning, and spelling. :-)

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Word List 1: VCC
* help, jump, want, ask, back, talk, call, thank, laugh, trick, park, pick, plant, rock, start, bark, work, walk, yell, wish, guess, turn, smell, track, push, miss, paint, wash, wink, rest
* act, add, crash, crack, block, bowl, count, brush, bump, burn, climb, camp, curl, dash, dust, farm, fold, growl, hunt, kick, land, learn, nest, lick, lock, melt, point, print, quack, reach

Word List 2:  CVVC
* need, wait, boat, shout, cook, head, meet, peek, bloom, cool, cheer, clear, dream, float, flood, fool, join, lean, mail, nail, moan, scream, pour, sail, trail, zoom

Word List 3: e-Drop
* live, time, name, bake, care, close, love, move, smile, use, hate, hope, ice, joke, paste, phone, prove, race, scare, share, skate, stare, taste, wave, carve
* dance, glance, hike, hire, serve, score, solve, sneeze, trace, trade, vote, drape, fade, graze, praise, scrape, shave, shove, snare, cause, cease, pose, quote, rove, blame

Word List 4a: CVC Words That Double
* stop, pat, sun, top, hop, plan, pot, shop, trip, bet, cap, clap, slip, snap,spot, tag, thin, trap, trot, tug, wag, drop, drum, whiz, flap, flip, scar, skim, slug, stab, throb
* stopped, patted, sunned, topped, hopped, planned, potted, shopped, tripped, betted, capped, clapped, slipped, snapped, spotted, tagged, thinned, trapped, trotted, tugged, wagged, dropped, drummed, whizzed, flapped, flipped, scarred, skimmed, slugged, stabbed, throbbed
* stopping, patting, sunning, topping, hopping, planning, potting, shopping, tripping, betting, capping, clapping, slipping, snapping, spotting, tagging, thinning, trapping, trotting, tugging, wagging, dropping, drumming, whizzing, flapping, flipping, scarring, skimming, slugging, stabbing, throbbing

Word List 4b: CVC Words That Double
* drip, fan, flop, grin, grip, mop, plod, rob, shrug, sip, skin, skip, slam, slap, snip, sob, strip, wrap, zip, brag, chug, hem, jog, mob, plot, prop, blot, chat, scan, slop
* dripped, fanned, flopped, grinned, gripped, mopped, plodded, robbed, shrugged, sipped, skinned, skipped, slammed, slapped, snipped, sobbed, stripped, wrapped, zipped, bragged, chugged, hemmed, jogged, mobbed, plotted, propped, blotted, chatted, scanned, slopped
* dripping, fanning, flopping, grinning, gripping, mopping, plodding, robbing, shrugging, sipping, skinning, skipping, slamming, slapping, snipping, sobbing, stripping, wrapping, zipping, bragging, chugging, hemming, jogging, mobbing, plotting, propping, blotting, chatting, scanning, slopping

Word List 4c:  CVC Words That Double
* grab, hug, jam, kid, log, map, nap, nod, pin, dip, dim, rub, beg, blur, bud, chip, hop, crop, strum, swap, swat
* grabbed, hugged, jammed, kidded, logged, mapped, napped, nodded, pinned, dipped, dimmed, rubbed, begged, blurred, budded, chipped, hopped, cropped, strummed, swapped, swatted
* grabbing, hugging, jamming, kidding, logging, mapping, napping, nodding, pinning, dipping, dimming, rubbing, begging, blurring, budding, chipping, hopping, cropping, strumming, swapping, swatting

Word List 5:  Words That Don't Double
* level, edit, enter, exit, limit, suffer, appear, complain, explain, repeat, attend, collect
* leveled, edited, entered, exited, limited, suffered, appeared, complained, explained, repeated, attended, collected
* leveling, editing, entering, exiting, limiting, suffering, appearing, complaining, explaining, repeating, attending, collecting

Word List 6:  Doubling
* admit, begin, commit, control, excel, forbid, forget, omit, permit, rebel, refer
* admitted, began, committed, controlled, excelled, forbidden, omitted, permitted, rebelled, referred
* admitting, beginning, committing, controlled, excelled, forbidding, forgetting, omitting, permitting, rebelling, referring

Word List 7: e-Drop
* arrive, escape, excuse, nibble, rattle, refuse, amuse, ignore, retire
* arrived, escaped, excused, nibbled, rattled, refused, amused, ignored, retired
* arriving, escaping, excusing, nibbling, rattling, refusing, amusing, ignoring, retiring

Word List 8: Irregular Verbs
* see, saw, fall, fell, feel, felt, tell, told, grow, grew, know, knew, draw, drew, blow, blew, throw, threw, find, found, drink, drank, sink, sank, hear, heard, break, broke
* hold, held, stand, stood, build, built, ring, rang, sing, sang, sweep, swept, sleep, slept, keep, kept, drive, drove, shine, shone, feed, bleed, bled, lay, laid, pay, paid, say, said, speak, spoke, send, sent, buy, bouth, bring, brought, teat/ tore, wear, wore

Word List 9:  Pairs to Contrast
* hoping, hoping, taping, tapping, pining, pinning, griping, gripping, striping, stripping, moping, mopping, waging, wagging