Speech Therapy. “Very Structured Regular Past Tense Activity.” This activity is designed for students who are just starting work on regular past tense (“ed”).
This packet includes 12 activity pages, each in the same format. That is, “Today, he/she is verb+ing. Yesterday, he/she did the same thing. Yesterday, he/she verb+ed…”
I found this format very helpful, for teaching the student who struggles with regular past tense.
12 activity pages for regular past tense.
Structured regular past tense prompt (for singular “he”/”she”) --- use this with your own pictures for regular past tense singular.
Structured past tense prompt (for plural “they”) --- use this with your own pictures for regular past tense plural.
Print the Activity pages.
Laminate the Activity pages.
Have the student look at the picture on the left of page and ask what he/she is doing.
When the child answers (i.e., “shopping.”), continue with the text on the right side. Read, the first line (“Now, she is shopping.”) Continue with “Yesterday, she did the same thing.Then ask, “Why did she do yesterday?” Help the student say the past tense sentence emphasizing the “ed” ending of the verb (“Yesterday, she shopped.) .
Continue with following pages in the same way.
As the child find success, reduce the amount of verbal/visual cueing. Eventually, the student should
be able to do the activity without reading it. At this point, just show the picture on the left side, without the written cue on the right to make
past tense sentence.
Use this structure with your own action pictures to elicit a past tense sentence from your student.