This is a board game with a set of cards containing verbs that can be altered into the past tense by four rules. Players take it in turns to take a card and decide which rule the word on the card follows.
It is a game for players to become familiar with the common rules for past tense verbs: if the word ends in two consonants, just add ‘ed’ * except for ‘ry’; if the word ends in double letters and ‘y’, (or 'ry') drop the ‘y’ and add ‘ied’; if the word ends in a short vowel and consonant, double the last letter and add ‘ed’; some verbs are just ‘irregular’ - that is, the word is changed to a new word. The player with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner. This is a quick, fun game that appeals to the competitive student, but has an element of chance in it, so everyone is in the race.
Past Tense Verb Game
by Kathie McKeown, The Classroom Kit
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