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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 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

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.


The –er Ending

Say the word catcher.

How many syllables does it have?

catch / er

Which syllable has the er sound?

The second syllable


The –er Ending

Say the word painter.

How many syllables does it have?

paint / er

Which syllable has the er sound?

The second syllable


The –er Ending

Say the word farmer.

How many syllables does it have?

farm / er

Which syllable has the er sound?

The second syllable


The –er Ending

Say the word reader.

How many syllables does it have?

read / er

Which syllable has the er sound?

The second syllable


The –er Ending

Say the word jumper.

How many syllables does it have?

jump / er

Which syllable has the er sound?

The second syllable


The –er Ending

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The –er Ending

Read the word printer.

How many syllables does it have?

print / er

Notice that it always breaks at the er.


The –er Ending

Read the word power.

How many syllables does it have?

pow / er


The –er Ending

Read the word blister.

How many syllables does it have?

blist / er


The –er Ending

Read the word cinder.

How many syllables does it have?

cind / er


The –er Ending

Read the word October.

How many syllables does it have?

Oc / to / ber


The –er Ending

Read the word toaster.

How many syllables does it have?

toast / er


The –er Ending

Read the word whenever.

How many syllables does it have?

when / ev / er


The –er Ending

Read the word butler.

How many syllables does it have?

but / ler


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.


The –er Ending

Read the following words out loud.

trainer

wister

plipper

metter

rainter


The –er Ending

Read the following words out loud.

tantrum

drummer

boastful

computer

cracker


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

  • Turn your practice book to page 69.


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