The ING Song
(to the of Comin' Round the Mountain)

for Mrs. Alfier's Class

Verse 1

With an ING you can be whistling a tune!
(whistle, whistle)

With an ING you can be clapping in your room!

(clap, clap)

With an ING you can be jumping!

(jump)

With an ING you can be thumping!

(thump)

I-N-G 's a chunk for writing with a BOOM!

(Cheer:  Oh, YES!)

Verse 2

As a verb, I-N-G needs Dr. IS!
As a verb, I-N-G needs Dr. ARE!

Dr. WAS and Dr. WERE:

These words just make ING purr

As a verb, the I-N-G words need Doc-tor.

Verse 3

Adjectives with I-N-G help a noun.
Adjectives with I-N-G help a noun.

Flying birds,

Barking dogs,

Hopping little tiny frogs,

Adjectives with I-N-G help a noun.

Paper Practice:

If ING words are used as verbs, they must have Dr. IS, Dr. ARE, Dr. WAS, or Dr. WERE in front of them!

Examples of  wonderful, complete sentences: 
A mouse
IS eating cheese.       GOOD SENTENCE!
We
ARE going to the park.       GOOD SENTENCE!
My friend
WAS laughing at me. GOOD SENTENCE!
The birds
WERE flying to their nests. GOOD SENTENCE!

Examples of a broken pieces of sentences or fragments: 
A mouse eat
ing cheese.          SENTENCE FRAGMENT
We go
ing to the park.      SENTENCE FRAGMENT
My friend laugh
ing at me.    SENTENCE FRAGMENT
The birds fly
ing to their nests.  SENTENCE FRAGMENT

Paper Practice:

If ING words are used as adjectives, they do not need Dr. IS, Dr. ARE, Dr. WAS, or Dr. WERE with them.

Examples of  wonderful, complete sentences with ING adjectives:
Many flying birds tweeted loudly.  (Flying tells what kind of birds.)

Barking dogs scare me.                (Barking tells what kind of dogs.)

Hopping little tiny frogs came into my house. 
(Hopping tells what kind of frogs.)

Did you notice?  These sentences did not need the Dr. IS, Dr. ARE, Dr. WAS, or Dr. WERE because the ING words were used as adjectives.
Song and Lesson Examples by Suzy Red, 1999
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