Past Tense Irregular Verbs - GO FISH Card Game for ESL / EFL / ELL

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Hot Chocolate Teachables
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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15 pages + answer sheet and directions
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GO FISH is an easy-to-play irregular verb card game focusing on changing the most common Irregular Verbs from Present to Past and vice versa! Your students will practice and review 60 different commonly used verbs that don't end with -ed! Many students struggle with irregular verb conjugation and need a fun and engaging way to help memorize tricky irregulars.

This game gives your students an opportunity to practice:

  • active listening skills (while waiting for their verb to be called)
  • reading skills (irregular verb ending pronunciations)
  • verb identification skills (being able to identify a verb and it's past tense)

Use them 3 ways:

GO Fish! - card game for small groups

Task cards - Use the numbered cards and recording sheet for students to write the past tense of each verb

Memory - Turn the cards upside down and have students find verb pairs.

What's included: 2 versions

  • 120 cards -Full Color or B&W printing options
  • 60 Present Tense/ 60 Past Tense
  • Answer recording sheet and teacher answer key (if using as task cards)
  • Directions

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15 pages + answer sheet and directions
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).


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