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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.
Young grammarians demonstrate their knowledge of the principal parts of verbs and the six tenses by using correct verb tenses in their writing. They create a product that demonstrates their knowledge of using verb tenses correctly. Once they complete the product, have them label at least three different examples of verb tenses.
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.
In this recognizing verb tenses: present, past, and future activity, 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.
How many different verb tenses are there? When do you use each? After introducing the different tenses with your upper elementary schoolers, have them read through a series of sentences, underline the verb in each sentence, and then decide which tense is used. Ten sentences are included, but the answers are not provided.
In this changing verb tenses worksheet, learners change verbs in sentences that are in the wrong tense, write comparing and contrasting sentences in present and past tenses, and write a friendly letter comparing and contrasting past tense actions. Students complete three writing activities.