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Third graders take a look at how to use verbs in the present tense. They do this by acting out action verbs, (such as, running, jumping, etc.), writing down the verbs they acted out, using those words in written sentences, then playing a present-tense bingo game. The lesson plan is chock-full of terrific printable worksheets, useful websites, Bingo sheets, and game cards for the kids to use. It is extremely well-written, and has many educationally sound activites embedded in it.
For this music and grammar worksheet, students use the song, "Penny Lane" by the Beatles, to examine the use of simple present tense verbs. They listen to the song before completing 4 short answer questions. They record present tense verbs as they listen, working is groups they identify residents of Penny Lane, and look for uses of the simple present tense verbs.
Did you know that all Spanish infinitives end with an r? Help your beginning Spanish students master the present tense by taking the time to break down words and look for patterns. This presentation doesn't dazzle its audience with pictures or colors, but the information is presented clearly. Pair this with a quick conjugation activity, and you're set to go!
Ding! The bell just rang, and you want to get your class focused and ready to go! Consider giving them this short activity as a bell-ringer. After learning about stem-changing verbs in the present tense, they do their best to complete the 10 sentences provided here. The verb is provided in parentheses.
Enrich your Spanish lesson with this useful PowerPoint that tests student knowledge of present tense -ar verbs. There are over forty multiple choice/fill-in-the-blank sentences for students to complete. Tip: Use individual whiteboards for students to write their answers if showing this presentation as a whole class activity.
Young writers practice printing conjugated present tense forms of the verbs to do, to have, to be, to go, to sing, to think, and the past tense forms of to be. Never mind the instructions, which are far too complex and detailed for any learner who needs the kind of practice available here.
A cross-curricular expository writing lesson plan has third and fourth graders listen to and discuss the book The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss. They write a journal entry from the perspective of a carrot seed. Pupils use the writing process to create a book explaining the life cycle of a plant of their choice. Emphasis on transition words and sequencing are part of the lesson plan. This is a great way to introduce primary and secondary sources, too! For fourth graders, choose a more sophisticated plant life cycle book.