Present Tense Teacher Resources
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Verbs: Future, Present, and Past Tense
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.
Understanding Simple Present Tense Verbs Using the Song 'Penny Lane"
In this music and grammar activity, 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.
Present Continuous Tense With Fool's Garden
In this interactive grammar worksheet, students listen to the song "Lemon Tree" and type in the missing words from the lyrics. There are twelve fill-in exercises to complete and ten fill-in sentences to complete as a follow-up review of the present tense.
Simple Present Tense Worksheet
In this simple present tense worksheet, students fill in the blanks to sentences with the correct form of the verbs in the simple present tense. Students complete 10 problems.
Present Tense -ar Verbs: Singular Forms
Present tense -ar Spanish verbs are outlined in this PowerPoint, prior to a quiz of over twenty multiple choice/fill in the blank sentences. This is a great presentation to kick off your next Spanish lesson!
Present Tense -ar Verbs
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.
Present tense verb for review
Thirty fill-in-the-blank sentences allow students to practice using present tense verbs in Spanish throughout this PowerPoint. Tip: Complete this as a whole class, then send it to students to practice at home.
New! Modals: Can, May and Will Verbs: Present Tense
Cover can, may, will, and shall with this lesson on using modals in the present tense. Starting off with a warm-up activity, the resource includes a text to analyze, examples of modals, and exercises with answers. The language in the lesson is relatively complex, so you might need to alter the vocabulary depending on the level of your class.
New! Indicate Mood, Present Tense - AR Verbs IV
How well do your pupils know -ar Spanish verbs? Help them practice with this online interactive worksheet. Using the given words in the parentheses, class members fill in each blank. They must conjugate each verb in the indicative mood and present tense. When they click on the star at the end of each sentence, the answers will appear at the top of the page.
Learning the Past Tense
In this past tense instructional activity, students change the past and present tense sentences to the present and past tense. Students complete 16 problems.
Subject Verb Agreement
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 Now Thing: Present Tense Verbs
Present tense verbs are the focus of this language arts worksheet. Learners review verb tenses, and identify present tense verbs in 22 sentences. Some good, solid practice can be found in this fine worksheet.
Present Simple Affirmative Tense
In this grammar interactive worksheet, 3rd graders read the ten fill-in sentences and complete the sentence by choosing a verb in the simple present tense from the drop down menu.
The Present Tense: Simple and Progressive
In this present tense instructional activity, students put the base words into the correct categories according to the s or es for the third person singular present tense of the word. Students complete this for 30 words, correct sentences, and write sentences.
Present Tense Verbs
In this recognizing present tense verbs in sentences worksheet, students choose the correct action verbs, that agree with the subjects, to complete sentences. Students write 15 short answers.
Present Tense: All Verbs
Present your class with this bell-ringer activity to review conjugating verbs in the present tense. It's short and sweet, but no answers are provided.
In this present tense worksheet, students identify and rewrite sentences with mistakes. Students write ten complete sentence.
Present tense of -ar verbs
Focus on -ar verbs in the present tense! There are 15 sentences provided here, and learners must conjugate the verb in parentheses so that it correctly completes the sentence. Some of the verbs include mirar, trabajar, comprar, and buscar.
Present Tense: Irregular Verbs
Make verb conjugation second nature to your beginning Spanish speakers. This short, 10-question practice opportunity focuses on irregular verbs in the present tense. After your class completes the sheet, have them partner up for some speaking practice.
Present Tense: stem-changing verbs #1
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.