Have you wished for a better way to target verb tense forms or felt like you were just “testing” your students each session vs. teaching them? I created this packet to systematically teach verb vocabulary and tense forms to my students. It includes 50 different irregular verbs, and 54 regular verbs. Easily enough material to get you through a school year by teaching 1-2 verbs per week, or teach more systematically based on spelling/pronunciation rules. Each verb has a teaching sheet that contains each verb tense form and three activities to target that verb. Perfect for carryover of skills to home. Students love to identify present and past tense verb forms in a blow dart activity with straws loaded with cotton swabs.
Regular Past Tense Verbs
Irregular Verb Targets
Irregular Past Tense Verbs
This download would be appropriate for early elementary students. It is differentiated so that you can use them with other grades as well. I have used with older students who have autism, or developmental cognitive disabilities.
Irregular and regular past tense verbs
Verb tense forms (future, present, present progressive, simple past tense, past participle)
Vocabulary (action verbs)
Targeted irregular verbs
beat, bend, blow, break, bring, build, burn, buy, catch, cut, dig, dive, draw, drink, drive, eat, fall, feed, find, get, give, grow, hang, hide, hit, hold, hurt, light, make, put, read, ride, ring, run, send, shake, sing, sit, sleep, slide, speak, spin, stand, sweep, swim, swing, think, throw, wake, write.
Targeted irregular verbs
arrange, bathe, brush, buckle, carry, cheer, chop, clap, climb, comb, cover, crack, crawl, dance, drag, drop, fill, fish, gather, hop, hug, invite, juggle, jump, kick, laugh, lick, listen, mail, measure, open, paint, peel, play, pour, pull, push, raise, skate, sneeze, snore, spill, spray, stir, train, walk, wash, water, wave, whisper, wipe, wrap, yawn, zip
Targeted present/past tense verbs
blow/blew, break/broke, bring/brought, build/built, buy/bought, catch/caught, choose/chose, cut/cut, dig/dug, do/did, draw/drew, drink/drank, drive/drove, eat/ate, fall/fell, feed/fed, find/found, get/got, give/gave, grow/grew, hide/hid, hold/held, make/made, sit/sat
Regular and Irregular Verb Contents/Activities
Ideas for Use
Make It Physical Games
Black and White Verb-Coloring Sheets
Colored Verb Flash Cards
Colored Verb Sentence Cards
Black and White Homework Sheets
Small Black and White Verb Flashcards
Charting Sheets-By Change
Choose the Correct Verb Form Homework Sheets
Homework sheets-Fill in the Blanks
Irregular Verb Target Activities
Each verb comes with 8 verb prompt cards designed to promote generalization of skills. They include:
Fill in the blank (She builds a house. She ______ a house.)
Choose the correct verb: She builded/built a house.
Cloze sentences: She builds a house. That is the house that she ___.
Receptive Identification: Knock over a picture that shows She built a house.
Choose the correct sentence: She builded a new house. She built a new house.
Independent expression: Pretend you a building something. Tell your neighbor what you did.
Sentence generation: Write a sentence using the past tense of build.
SLPs and teachers who have used this product say....
"What a great resource, so many options of ways to work on verbs!!! I have many students on my caseload working on verbs and this will help me!"
"Holy moly! This is such a good bundle! I love the creativity and the variety of ways to target verbs."
"The posters and work sheets are terrific for teaching groups of irregular verbs"
“Excellent product. I use it with many of my students on my caseload who are working on tenses. I send a lot of the worksheets home and the parents love it! The pictures card are also very useful for students to color and paste in a notebook for future reference. Well worth the price!”
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