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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.
The Past Continuous Tense
When were you living in the United States? This two-page document reviews the past continuous tense with your intermediate English language learners. Page one provides several examples with positive, negative, and question formations. Two exercises appear on the second page. In the first, learners write the past participle of a handful of verbs. Then, they use the past participles to complete eight sentences in exercise two.
More Tenses: Perfect and Progressive
A three-page worksheet provides practice with the perfect and progressive tenses. Elementary grammarians read a brief explanation, identify tenses in sample sentences, and choose the correct form of given verbs within a paragraph and individual sentences. This attractive worksheet can be used as homework or an assessment or both!
Verb Tenses: Present, Past, and Future
In this recognizing verb tenses: present, past, and future worksheet, students read a review of verb tenses with example sentences, identify the tenses of verbs in sentences, rewrite sentences to change them to past tense and future tense, and review and assess knowledge. Students write thirty-one answers.
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 are -ar verbs, two are -er, and two are -ir. Then learners apply this pattern to other verbs listed. A completely learner-centered activity with no direct instruction.
Learning About Verb Tenses
How much do your youngsters know about the simple present, past, and future tenses? Find out with this series of practice activities. To begin, learners become acquainted with the verb tenses by reading definitions and examples and identifying the tense in five sentences. Next, they can complete any of the five included worksheets. An answer key is provided.
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.
Tenses and Conjugation
Present, past, future, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect. Past, active, indicative. Need a worksheet that not only defines verb forms, but demonstrates how to use them? If you want a resource for class members needing extra practice with tenses and conjugations, this resource is for you! Definitions are precise and examples are clear. Practice exercises are included.
Eighth graders review narrative tenses. In this narrative tenses lesson plan, 8th graders read a story, answer comprehension questions, and complete a worksheet. This lesson plan is designed for students who are learning English as a second language but could be adapted for native speaking English classroom use.
Grammar Practice: Consistency of Tense
After a concise explanation of verb inconsistency, learners study detailed examples and then rewrite a series of sentences to eliminate tense inconsistencies. An answer key is provided. The learning exercise could be used as part of a mini grammar lesson or as homework.
Discover how to use proper verb tenses with context clues. Five sentences help first graders decide if they should use -ed or -ing to end simple verbs. Each sentence provides context clues to indicate the time. Use the resource in vocabulary groups or in your language arts lesson.
Tenses Tenses Tenses
For this verb tenses worksheet, learners fill in the blanks to sentences with the correct tense of the verb given. Students complete 10 problems with many blanks in each one.
Verb Tenses Exercises - Present Perfect Tense
For this present perfect tense online worksheet, students complete sentences using the present perfect tense of verbs in a word bank plus the word "just." They listen to a YouTube video of U2's song, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" before completing lyrics with the correct words, ordering the lines, and writing the missing words in the lyrics.
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.
Using the Proper Tense
In this grammar worksheet, learners fill in the blank using the correct tense. Students are given 24 sentences to practice the skill.
Past Perfect Simple and Continuous Tense
In this interactive grammar worksheet, 3rd graders replace the given verb with the past perfect simple tense or the past perfect continuous tense. There are 10 sentences to complete.
English Exercises: Simple Present and Simple Past Verb Tense
In this verb tense interactive worksheet, students use the correct form of the verb in parenthesis at the end of each sentence. They use either the simple present or simple past form of each verb in 20 sentences. They submit their answer using the "Done" button.
Tenses of Verbs
Sixth graders demonstrate an understanding of present, past, and future verb tenses through independent practice and by using these verbs in sentences to describe appropriate student-selected clip art.
Say When: Using Past, Present and Future Tense Verbs
In this past, present and future tense verbs worksheet, students decide if the underlined verb in 6 sentences are past, present or future tense verbs, write a present tense verb in 4 sentence and a past tense verb in 4 sentences. Students write a future tense verb in 4 sentences and answer two short answer questions.
Using Future Perfect Tense: The Future Knows
Students review verb tenses and apply knowledge of future perfect verbs. Present, past, and past participle are the tenses they practice using in 15 sentences. Answers appear at the end. An excellent worksheet!