Emerging writers need help taking their skills to the next level. Distinguishing between when to use present and past tense while writing is a necessary and sometimes abstract skill. This resources comes with a list of 36 common irregular verbs in present and past tense. The included activities provide a variety of exposure to tense identification using contest clues, and then move on to skill application through games and creative writing.
The theme throughout this resource is based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s novel On the Shores of Silver Lake, which provides real context for the questions. While it’s not required that your students read the novel to fully benefit from this resource, these activities do serve as a wonderful complement to a novel study.
This lesson includes:
*List of 36 common irregular verbs in present and past tense
*Present Tense VS. Past Tense Anchor Chart
*24 Present Vs. Past Task Cards and Recording Sheet
*Prairie, Past or Present Board Game, Instructions and 60 Playing Cards
*24 Choose the Verb Task Cards and Recording Sheet
*Present and Past Verb Cards, Center, Large Group or Whole Class Game Instructions
-Includes 72 Verb Game Cards and a Workmat
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