Verb Tenses


In our Verb Tenses lesson plan for grades 1-3, students learn about various verb tenses and whe they are used. Students practice identifying tenses as well as using them correctly in their own writing.


Our Verb Tenses lesson plan for grades 1-3 explores verb tenses, including past, present, future, irregulars, helping verbs, and more. Students develop greater confidence in their presentation skills by sharing the ways they applied the three tenses in an activity they are asked to do. Students also participate in a discussion of how most stories are written in the past, present or future tense. They are also asked to identify which tense is used in a number of example sentences to demonstrate their understanding.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify and correctly use the past, present, and future tenses of verbs, including the use of helping verbs, regular, and irregular verbs.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1.C, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1.E, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1.D, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.A, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.D, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.F

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