Grammar Lesson Plan: Simple Past vs. Present Perfect

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What's the difference between the present perfect and simple past? Have your class practice identifying and using both of these verb tenses through pair activities, whole-class discussion, and a worksheet.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create additional materials to support instruction using the sample sentences provided in the plan
Classroom Considerations

  • While the resource appears to be aimed toward older students, it could be adapted for elementary pupils

  • Includes detailed instructions for the teacher
  • The lesson procedures build up nicely by starting simple and including plenty of time for partner work and discussion

  • The second sentence on the worksheet appears to be missing a word; however, you can require learners to complete the sentence as they see fit since it is a fill-in-the-blank activity