This lesson builds grammar skills by understanding and using present and past tense. In 24 pages, the child will
• preview four present and past tense verbs: make, made, say, and said,
• read and understand present and past tense in sentences,
• trace sentences with color-coded present and past tense verbs,
• ask and answer questions using present and past tense,
• understand present and past tense as parts of speech,
• identify meaning of sentences with present and past tense, and
• identify present and past tense verbs.
make, made, say, said, sandwich, hello, pie, yum, now, before, yesterday, do, did, doing words
The activities are aligned to the following standards:
Common Core: ELA Kindergarten
RF.3.3c: Read common high-frequency words by sight.
L.1.1b: Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
L.1.1d: Understand and use question words.
L.1.2a: Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
L.1.2c: Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
Also: RF.4.4, SL.1.1b, SL.1.3, L.3.6
Texas Education Knowledge and Skills: ELA Kindergarten
16.A(i): Understand and use past and future tenses when speaking.
16.B: Speak in complete sentences to communicate.
16.C: Use complete simple sentences.
17.A: Form upper- and lowercase letters legibly using the basic conventions of print.
17.B: Capitalize the first letter in a sentence.
This grammar learning pack is the fifth lesson of Book 20
from the Newitt Beginning Reading and Writing Program. The program provides a fundamental yet integrated approach to reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English language. The standards-based series of 24 books guides novice learners through a full year curriculum. Each lesson discovers, connects, and practices the basics of English.
A key feature of the program is that it uses linear incremental steps and repeated practices linked to higher level thinking skills. This approach gives the learner a solid foundation of reading and writing experiences. In the process, the learner gains routine study habits, motivation to learn, confidence, and mastery.
Please print the lesson double-sided and then cut in half, so that each page is 5 1/2” by 8 1/2”. Each lesson has 24 sides.
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