This 81 slide PowerPoint presentation is filled with Halloween fun, flying, creeping, and frightening animated characters who explain the infinitive form of the verb, as well as the present, present progressive, present perfect and present perfect progressive verb tenses. Vampires, witches, ghosts, devils, zombies, and their scary friends provide a comprehensive explanation of conjugation, time frames, examples and activities for all the present tenses.The special spelling rules for the present and progressive tenses are vividly shown. There are fun filled transitions including strange events that could happen to students who don’t study verbs – a student could be transformed into a monster! There is a simplified explanation of the past participle, followed by a short list of examples of common irregular past and past participle verbs. Each section concludes with a writing activity. There is a 14 slide test prep styled white board activity where students can display their mastery of all the present tenses. The last three slides (16 sentences) can be used as DO NOWs, centers or as one large whole class activity. A complete lesson plan with Common Core Standards is also included.