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This craftivity provides student with a memorable activity to help them remember those challenging irregular past tense verbs.
Students begin by completing 2 worksheets with 27 items. When students finish the worksheets, they follow the student-friendly directions to assemble the craftivity.
I intend to have my students choose to showcase the verbs that they find particularly difficult to remember on their craftivity. (For example, my own third grade daughter would probably choose "brought", "bought", "cut", "drew" and "sent"!)
Why the butterflies and caterpillars? When I teach my students about irregular past tense verbs, I make an analogy to butterflies. Just as a butterfly looks quite different from its original form (the caterpillar), irregular verbs can look quite different from their original present tense form!
Also, a few past tense verbs stay the same whether they are written in present or past tense (in this craftivity, they remain caterpillars rather than changing into a butterfly).
If you want to try this analogy with your own students, you may want to check out my Irregular Past Tense Verbs PowerPoint, where the analogy is explained and supported with visuals.
TAKE A PEEK AT THE PREVIEW!
Feel free to check out my other Irregular Past Tense Verb resources:
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