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Conjugating Verbs in the Past Tense
This worksheet has pupils study the examples, identify patterns, and apply those patterns to new problems. The goal is to recognize and understand how to put regular Spanish verbs in the past tense. There are six completed examples; two...
9th - Higher Ed Languages
Irregular Past Tense
This worksheet provides extensive experience with the past tense of the verbs begin, drink, ring, sink, sing, and swim. Your young grammarians write the past tense form of each one, use the past tense of each verb in a complete sentence,...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Rewriting a Dialogue (removing quotes)
This is a great activity! Upper elementary learners read a dialogue-driven passage. Then, they rewrite lines of dialogue by removing the quotation marks and shifting the verb tense to past. Grammar and great writing skills all in one. An...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Introducing and Practicing the Passive
Introduce your young grammarians to the passive construction. Follow a richly detailed script and use the template provided for a series of exercises that model for your class members how and when to use the present progressive and the...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 6.1: Was and Were, Past Tense Verbs
Help kids understand the past tense of regular verbs with a worksheet that also features activities about jobs and professions. Exercises include fill-in-the-blanks and multiple choice questions.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Irregular Verbs, Past Tense
Clarify the difference between affirmative and negative responses in a grammar instructional activity, which provides several activities about irregular verbs in past tense. Kids read a chart and describe what someone did or didn't do on...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Past Tense and Past Continuous
Show kids the difference between past tense and past continuous (progressive) with a worksheet that features sentence reordering. Additionally, they use a schedule with pictures to answer questions about what someone had been doing at...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Past Tense Irregular Verbs
With this worksheet, youngsters review past tense irregular words and predict the spelling of these words. They complete a worksheet where they fill in the missing letters of irregular verbs. The sheet provides the exact number of spaces...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Past Tense Activities - Irregular Verbs
"What did you do yesterday?" Language learners engage in carefully scaffolded activities that review past tense regular verbs, that introduce new vocabulary words, and that permit practice of using the past tense of irregular verbs.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Adventures
Excite the animal lovers in your 1st grade class with this lesson! After reading three animal stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("The Sleeping Pig," "EEK! There's a Mouse in the House," and "Red-Eyed Tree Frog"), learners practice sequencing...
1st English Language Arts
Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense #2
In part two of "Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense," the reason to use simple past tense is explained more thoroughly. The same video from part one is shown with questions focusing on the reason the past tense is used....
6 mins 5th - 9th English Language Arts
Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense #3
Part three of Basic English Grammar concentrates on asking questions in the simple past tense. A review using a different scenario covers types of past tense verbs, asking learners to fill in the correct form of the verb in various...
11 mins 5th - 9th English Language Arts
Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense #1
Listen to a few sentences describing the actions of the person shown. The sentences are then written in the past-tense for you to see and identify the simple past-tense verbs. Regular and irregular verbs are then defined with sentences...
8 mins 5th - 9th English Language Arts
Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense #4
Practice forming questions and pronouncing them correctly in part four of Basic English Grammar - The Simple Past Tense. Questions are formed based on the subject and the object from part three. Scrambled sentences are given to put in...
11 mins 5th - 9th English Language Arts