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The –er Ending in Two-Syllable Words . The –er Ending. Say the word playing. Replace the /ing/ sound with /er/. What is the new word? player. The –er Ending. Say the word catching. Replace the /ing/ sound with /er/. What is the new word? catcher. The –er Ending. play er

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the er ending
The –er Ending

Say the word playing.

Replace the /ing/ sound with /er/.

What is the new word?

player

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The –er Ending

Say the word catching.

Replace the /ing/ sound with /er/.

What is the new word?

catcher

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The –er Ending

player

Notice that the er make one sound, which is /er/.

This is the same sound that you hear in the middle of the word bird.

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The –er Ending

Say the word catcher.

How many syllables does it have?

catch / er

Which syllable has the er sound?

The second syllable

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The –er Ending

Say the word painter.

How many syllables does it have?

paint / er

Which syllable has the er sound?

The second syllable

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The –er Ending

Say the word farmer.

How many syllables does it have?

farm / er

Which syllable has the er sound?

The second syllable

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The –er Ending

Say the word reader.

How many syllables does it have?

read / er

Which syllable has the er sound?

The second syllable

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The –er Ending

Say the word jumper.

How many syllables does it have?

jump / er

Which syllable has the er sound?

The second syllable

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The –er Ending

In all of these words, the –er ending means “a person who does something.”

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The –er Ending

What does the word player mean?

Take off the –er and look at the base word play.

It must be a person who plays.

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The –er Ending

What does the word catcher mean?

Take off the –er and look at the base word play.

It must be a person who catches.

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The –er Ending

What does the word painter mean?

Take off the –er and look at the base word play.

It must be a person who paints.

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The –er Ending

What does the word farmer mean?

Take off the –er and look at the base word play.

It must be a person who farms.

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The –er Ending

What does the word reader mean?

Take off the –er and look at the base word play.

It must be a person who reads.

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The –er Ending

What does the word jumper mean?

Take off the –er and look at the base word play.

It must be a person who jumps.

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The –er Ending

Read the word printer.

How many syllables does it have?

print / er

Notice that it always breaks at the er.

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The –er Ending

Read the word power.

How many syllables does it have?

pow / er

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The –er Ending

Read the word blister.

How many syllables does it have?

blist / er

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The –er Ending

Read the word cinder.

How many syllables does it have?

cind / er

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The –er Ending

Read the word October.

How many syllables does it have?

Oc / to / ber

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The –er Ending

Read the word toaster.

How many syllables does it have?

toast / er

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The –er Ending

Read the word whenever.

How many syllables does it have?

when / ev / er

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The –er Ending

Read the word butler.

How many syllables does it have?

but / ler

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The –er Ending
  • Copy the following words and divide them into syllables.

section fraction contraction fracture pasture future

  • Tell your answers to a partner.
  • Complete practice book page 11.
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The –er Ending

Read the following words out loud.

trainer

wister

plipper

metter

rainter

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The –er Ending

Read the following words out loud.

tantrum

drummer

boastful

computer

cracker

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The –er Ending

Read the following sentence out loud.

She wanted to be a better trombone player, not a newspaper writer.

Which words end in –er?

Better, player, newspaper, and writer

your turn
Your Turn
  • Turn your practice book to page 69.
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