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Ch 4: Verb Tense Lesson Plans & Games

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Don't get tense when it comes to creating lesson plans for teaching your students about verb tense! Use our lesson plans and accompanying lessons to find creative and fun ways your students can learn about present and future perfect tense, present participle and more.

Verb Tense Lesson Plans and Games - Chapter Summary

Learning about verb tense can be more fun for your students and for you when you implement the games and activities outlined in this chapter in your language arts classroom. There are group activities and games as well as extended research and editing project ideas that you can have your students complete that will help them better understand concepts relating to verb tense.

In addition, you can show your students video lessons addressing present tense, future perfect tense, present perfect tense and present participle that can illicit class discussions. You can also have students answer short quiz questions about each lesson to ensure that they fully grasp the topics covered.

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: - Makes sure that your lesson plans meet common core literacy standards.
  • Activities or games: Shows you engaging activities and games your students can participate in that facilitates their learning experience.
  • Individual or group projects: Outlines extended projects that students can do in class or on their own that further increases their ability to understand facts about verb tense.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning verb tense lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific topics about verb tense that you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your language arts class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related verb tense lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of verb tense.
  • Engage your students with relevant verb tense-related activities, discussion questions or other materials that are found in the lesson plan outline.

29 Lessons in Chapter 4: Verb Tense Lesson Plans & Games
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Verb Tense Lesson Plan

1. Verb Tense Lesson Plan

Are your students struggling with verb tense? This lesson plan uses an engaging video to identify the six verb tenses, then offers some guided practice on the topic. Check for understanding with a fun activity.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

2. Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

In order to identify verb tense errors, you'll need to learn about the six verb tenses and how they differ. Once you know how to look for them, problematic shifts in verb tenses can be spotted and avoided easily.

Verb Tense Games & Activities

3. Verb Tense Games & Activities

A solid understanding of verb tenses can help students develop speaking, writing and reading skills. This lesson provides teachers with informative and entertaining classroom games and activities designed to teach verb tenses.

Simple Present Tense Lesson Plan

4. Simple Present Tense Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help teachers explain simple present tense verbs and their proper use to students. Students will watch a lesson about verb tense and practice using present tense verbs in context.

Present Tense Lesson Plan

5. Present Tense Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the use of present tense in writing with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains the different types of present tense verbs. Hands-on learning opportunities, discussion questions, a quiz and an activity make this lesson memorable.

What is the Present Tense? - Examples & Overview

6. What is the Present Tense? - Examples & Overview

In this lesson, we will explore the use of the present tense in writing. The present tense is as it sounds, writing as if something is happening in the current moment, not in the past, nor in the future.

Present Tense Verb Activities & Games

7. Present Tense Verb Activities & Games

Getting students actively involved in practicing grammar concepts can be tricky. This lesson offers highly interactive and engaging games and activities focused on present tense verb reinforcement.

Past Tense Verb Activities & Games

8. Past Tense Verb Activities & Games

Grammar lessons are probably not the most exciting lessons that a student has in a day. However, this lesson offers fun, interactive games and activities to get your students fully engaged in the process of learning to identify past tense verbs!

Future Perfect Tense Lesson Plan

9. Future Perfect Tense Lesson Plan

What is future perfect tense and how is it used correctly? This lesson plan is based on a text lesson that highlights important facts. An activity gives the students practice with future perfect tense.

What is Future Perfect Tense? - Definition & Examples

10. What is Future Perfect Tense? - Definition & Examples

Future perfect is a tense that is used to describe events that will start in the future and end at some specific point. It is formed by combining 'will have' and the past participle of the verb.

Present Perfect Lesson Plan

11. Present Perfect Lesson Plan

What exactly is the definition of the present perfect tense? A text lesson will help you explain this to your students in this lesson plan. Additionally, a quiz ensures understanding and a writing activity drives home key points. Related lessons and extra activities leave the door open for ongoing instruction.

How Do You Form the Present Perfect Tense?

12. How Do You Form the Present Perfect Tense?

Present perfect tense lets us know that an action has happened sometime in the past. We don't know exactly when, but we have a general idea. Present perfect can be used to describe a number of different actions as you will learn in this lesson.

Present Participle Lesson Plan

13. Present Participle Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about present participles. Students will read a text lesson that defines the term and explains how they're used in writing. Simple examples guide students through concepts and fun activities keep engagement high. Test understanding at the end with a short quiz.

Present Participle in English: Definition & Examples

14. Present Participle in English: Definition & Examples

The present participle, also known as the -ing form, is a form of a verb that can be used as an adjective, as part of a participial phrase, or to show continuous action or perception.

Participles & Participle Phrases Activities & Games

15. Participles & Participle Phrases Activities & Games

Some grammar concepts are easier for students to comprehend when they're incorporated into a fun activity. This lesson includes some activities and games a teacher can use in class when teaching participles and participle phrases.

Participle Lesson Plan

16. Participle Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the participle. A text lesson defines the term and explains aspects of a participle such as types and punctuation usage. Guided practice and discussion questions help students understand concepts and a fun game allows them to apply learning.

What is a Participle Phrase? - Definition & Examples

17. What is a Participle Phrase? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what a participle phrase is, examine some examples of sentences containing participle phrases, and explore correct punctuation and usage when incorporating participle phrases in writing.

Past Participle Lesson Plan

18. Past Participle Lesson Plan

A past participle is a verb or adjective used to indicate past tense. In this lesson plan, students will learn to recognize and work with part participles as they complete an activity that provides practice with this important part of the English language.

Past Participle Activities

19. Past Participle Activities

Using past participles can be a breeze if your students know what they're doing. This lesson provides teachers with past participle activities for students of various ages and ability levels.

Dangling Participle Activities

20. Dangling Participle Activities

Your students may not be aware that participles can dangle, but fear not. This lesson gives you classroom activities you can use to teach your learners both how to identify and avoid the dreaded dangling participle.

Gerund Lesson Plan

21. Gerund Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to gerunds and gerund phrases. Students will watch a video lesson, practice using gerunds in sentences, and create gerund phrase examples for their peers.

Gerund: Phrases & Examples

22. Gerund: Phrases & Examples

What is a gerund? What is a gerund phrase? How do I use them in my writing? Watch this lesson to find out how to use this useful and versatile part of speech in your writing.

Gerund Activities & Games

23. Gerund Activities & Games

Gerunds are sometimes confusing for students to both understand and use correctly. This lesson aims to reduce some of that confusion by providing teachers with gerund activities and games.

Gerunds vs. Infinitives Activities & Games

24. Gerunds vs. Infinitives Activities & Games

Teaching your students about the differences between gerunds and infinitives is an excellent opportunity to incorporate games into your classroom. These activities and games will help you teach your students about gerunds and infinitives.

Verbals Lesson Plan

25. Verbals Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach students about verbals. Students will watch a video lesson that defines the term and explains the three types of verbals. Students will then practice identifying and describing verbals and finish the lesson with a hands-on activity.

Functions of Verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives

26. Functions of Verbals: Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives

Sometimes verbs are cleverly masked as different parts of speech and are known as 'verbals.' In this lesson, we will learn the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, and infinitives) and look at how they operate in different types of sentences.

Past Perfect Tense Lesson Plan

27. Past Perfect Tense Lesson Plan

Working on past perfect tense with your students? This lesson plan uses a text to explain how and when to use this verb tense, then guides students through a game and activity to help them understand and apply learning in a fun way.

Past Progressive Lesson Plan

28. Past Progressive Lesson Plan

This lesson plan helps teachers instruct students on past progressive verb tense. Students will read a text lesson and participate in a shared writing experience using this verb tense.

Progressive Verb Tense Activities

29. Progressive Verb Tense Activities

Whether you find English's myriad verb tenses to be deeply frustrating or wonderfully versatile, you'll agree that proper use of verb tenses significantly improve a student's writing. These activities give your students practice with the progressive tenses of verbs.

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