Ever wished there was an easy way to break down the complicated rules of English for your ESL students? I have made 8 charts with simple explanations of the most common rules for changing some basic verbs from present tense to past tense. In these charts, your students will practice each trick by crossing out the ending of the verb and changing it to the past tense ending. Then, they will practice writing the correct past tense verb in a sentence. It's a great tool for scaffolding. The chart for each trick is also small enough to be cut out and pasted into an English or Vocabulary spiral notebook for the student to refer back to, if desired.