Verb Tenses Teacher Resources
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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.
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Tense New Words
Sixth graders evaluate parts of speech. In this verb tense lesson, 6th graders perform different action verbs for the class. In small groups, students write a story using different verb tenses and transfer their story to PowerPoint. Multiple activities are provided.
6th 21st Century Skills
To Conjugate or Not to Conjugate: That is Not the Question!
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.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 4.1: Present Continuous and Animals
Combine a lesson about animals and the present continuous (progressive) tense with a grammar and vocabulary learning exercise. Kids complete sentences with the correct -ing verb, then finish a crossword puzzle about certain animals. They determine which animals exhibit which behaviors with a matching activity.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus 4.2: Present Continuous
Break down the present continuous (progressive) tense with several activities about affirmative and negative sentences. After kids fill out a chart that prompts them to add -ing to various verbs, they reorder sentences and answer questions with the present continuous tense.
3rd - 8th ESL & ELD CCSS: Adaptable
Time Words/Tenses Review
This activity is composed of 42 sentences containing mistakes with the verb tense or time word. Emerging grammarians are asked to correct the mistake in each sentence. This worksheet will give your English language learners a significant amount of practice with time words and verb tense.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Verb Tenses: Present, Past, and Future
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.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Time Words/Tenses Review
Each of the 42 sentences in this learning exercise have mistakes in the verb tense or time word. Grammarians search for the verb mistake in each one and write the correct verb tense right above the wrong one on the learning exercise. Good practice!
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Identifying Verb Tenses
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.
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Language Focus and Vocabulary Starter Unit: Verb Tenses and Adjectives
Practice various verb tenses, parts of speech, and vocabulary all with one page. The worksheet is made up of six short exercises. Each one has its own focus. Pupils will have the opportunity to work on comparative and superlative adjectives, the present tense, the present continuous, basic adjectives, and routine words.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grammar: Verb Tenses (Present, Past, and Future)
First graders read the five sentences, underline the verb in each sentence, and circle its tense. They use the verb play to write three sentences in the present, past, and future tenses. A very fine learning exercise!
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Correct Verb Tenses
A succinct overview of verb spelling and conjugation rules, and a basic list of irregular verbs, is followed by a series of exercises in which learners fill in the blanks in sentences with the correct form of a verb, write the present or past tense form given the other, change present tense verbs to the past or vice versa, and select the correct form of a verb to use in a sentence given four choices.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Why is it so important to have consistent verb tense when writing? Discuss some of the implications with your middle and high school classes. Examples are provided, and both incorrect and corrected sentences are shown. There's a lot of good information here, so consider creating a note-taking guide for your class to capture it!
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Verb Tense Practice Worksheet
Reinforce the indicative, negative and interrogative verb tenses with this straightforward worksheet. Middle schoolers use three parts of a sentence to construct new sentences in each verb tense. A reference section provides exmaples of present continuous, present simple, past simple, present perfect, future simple, and past continuous sentence forms.
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable