Perfect Verb Tenses: Task Cards | PDF and Digital | Distance Learning

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
5th - 7th, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle of four resources focuses on the perfect verb tenses - past perfect, present perfect, and future perfect. The PowerPoint and craftivity both reference a clock to help students recognize that timing is what differentiates perfect verb tenses from simple verb tenses. All four products incl
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Learning Objective

Students will form and use the three perfect verb tenses (past perfect, present perfect, future perfect).


This task card set gives students ample opportunity to practice identifying the correct perfect verb tense in a variety of ways: Each task card is worded in one of the following 3 ways:

- Which of the following sentences uses the {past perfect/present perfect/future perfect} tense?

- What perfect tense is used in this sentence?

- Select the correct tense of {given tense-neutral word} to complete this sentence.

This product contains 72 individual task cards, but I want to explicitly state the following so there is no confusion about what is included: This product has been color-coded the identify task cards that have the same base sentences. For example, task cards 1-4, 25-28, and 49-52 all have the same blue background. Task cards 1, 25, and 49 all have the same sentence choices, but #1 asks students to identify the PAST perfect tense, #25 asks students to identify the FUTURE perfect tense, and #49 asks students to identify the PRESENT perfect tense.

I use the task cards in a practice-reteach-practice format. After using the PowerPoint (also available in my store, but not required for this resource) to teach the perfect verb tenses, I assign task cards 1-24 as an independent practice opportunity. I collect and check my students' recording sheets, and I use task cards 25-48 to determine which students need additional direct instruction. Finally, I use task cards 49-72 to reassess this smaller group of students. PLEASE REFER TO THE PREVIEW FOR AN EXAMPLE, and feel free to email me with any questions prior to purchase.

Answer key is included.

********This resource is available in two formats:

1. Traditional Printables- Print the PDF and distribute paper copies to your students to complete.

2. Easel Activity- With this format, an interactive layer has been added to the original PDF!** This paperless version uses text boxes and drawing tools so that your students can complete it on a device. You can assign it to your students via Google Drive, and they can return it to you to review. Click on the Getting Started Guide to learn more about this version of the activity!

***If you would like to have a Google Slides and/or Google Forms version of this activity, click on these links to access the digital version or the bundle.

I also have the following resources available in my store if you are looking for additional perfect verb tense activities:

Perfect Verb Tenses PowerPoint (featuring clocks)

Perfect Verb Tenses: I Have, Who Has Game

Perfect Verb Tenses Craftivity (featuring clocks)

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Total Pages
23 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.


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