Past Simple v. Past Perfect Simple

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Help English learners tell the difference between the past tense and the past perfect tense with a grammar worksheet. As kids read twelve sentences, they change the given verbs to the correct tense based on context clues.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Integrate into your unit on verb tense and context clues
  • Have kids complete the worksheet for homework or as a warm-up activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Some words are spelled in the traditional British way (realise, apologise)
  • A few sentences are nuanced and might be tricky for struggling readers
Pros

  • Helps kids to read critically and think about their word choice
Cons

  • Answers in the answer key are in italics within the sentence, which may be hard to read when assessing a class set of worksheets