This lesson addresses the skill of forming and using simple verb tenses. This lesson features the following elements: definition with examples, teacher model problems, strategies, guided practice, exit problems, and a student (independent) practice worksheet. Prerequisite skills needed: understanding verbs exist as actions and states of being. According to the Common Core State Standards, students in 1st grade learn to convey a sense of verbs in the past, present, and future. This lesson does not address irregular verbs.