Are your students learning to read 2-syllable ing words like hoping, tapping, sailing…etc? With these word types, kids need to learn to decipher the first vowel. Why does the o in hoping say something different than the o in hopping, for example? Click the following links to print FREE ing worksheets:
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Also, see ing spring flowers worksheet for another FREE printable.
The 2-syllable ing words rule
Here’s the rule: if there are 2 consonants in the middle, the first vowel is short (ex. mapping, hopping, tipping). If there is 1 consonant in the middle, the first vowel is long (ex. taping, hoping, spiking). If there’s a vowel team like ai/_ay, ee/ea, oa, igh…etc. the student says the vowel team (ex. mailing, paying, speaking, floating, lighting…etc.). Learn more about how to teach 2-syllable ing words.
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