In this document, you will find irregular verb student reference sheets plus three hundred practice sentences and two follow-up assessments with answer keys for the practice sentences and the assessments. This is a middle-school level document devoid of “task cards.” I designed this to give students the practice that they need to master the irregular verbs of English. Are you tired of hearing students say, “I should have went to the game”? Do you cringe when you hear a student say, “I laid in bed until 6:30 this morning”? Do you strive to rid students of the habit of saying, “I snuck out of class”? Then this is the mini-unit for you. It will save you hours of time, give students the practice they need, and assess their success fairly. Sure! Some students will complain that they will never say, “I could have lain in bed until 10:00 a.m.” But if we, as English teachers, strive to teach our language in its correct form, then we should be covering these irregular verb forms.
Hint: When I review the answers with students, I like to write three columns on the board: PRESENT—PAST—PAST PERFECT. When a student offers an answer, he comes to the board and writes the present, past, and past perfect of the verb.
NOTE: I HAVE INCLUDED MORE PRACTICE SENTENCES FOR THE VERB TO LIE AND TO LAY THAN FOR VERBS SUCH AS RING, DRINK, AND CATCH. IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO TEACH "TO LIE" AND "TO LAY," THIS PACKET IS NOT FOR YOU.
***If you like this packet, look on my TpT page for other teaching resources.***
Carolann Reznick~Literacy Rigor
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