Visual aid / charts for teaching present simple verb tense CC & WIDA aligned

Visual aid / charts for teaching present simple verb tense CC & WIDA aligned
Visual aid / charts for teaching present simple verb tense CC & WIDA aligned
Visual aid / charts for teaching present simple verb tense CC & WIDA aligned
Visual aid / charts for teaching present simple verb tense CC & WIDA aligned
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These two charts are especially made for English Language Learners, elementary age to adult. I find a visual representation of how verb forms are structured helps all learners. This is especially true of the present tense. It is also a great differentiating tool for visual learners.

What you get;
• Three charts on two sheets -- easy to copy double-sided.
• 1 chart displays the structure of the affirmative -- "yes" sentences. E.g., I walk to school.
• 1 chart displays the structure of the negative -- "no" sentences. E.g., I don't walk to school.
• 1 chart displays the structure of questions -- E.g., Do I walk to school?

All the charts emphasize how to use the third person singular "s" -- E.g., He walks to school. This grammatical inflection is relatively easy to learn because it is the only inflection in the present simple tense. However, it also is one of grammatical points that language learners take the longest to master, especially in speech. It is unclear why this phenomenon occurs -- i.e., a relatively easy structure taking a very long time to master. I have some theories, but none of mine nor those of anyone else has fully explained it.

What this does mean is that this grammar point needs to be learned formally and thoroughly and reinforced often. I use these charts to teach the fomrs and as a quick reference when I want to correct a student's grammar. Usually the student recalls the correct form by seeing the chart if I have sufficiently used it in my teaching. I have been thanked by many students for this concrete, visual representation of the tense.

If you teach basic grammar, these charts will definitely help!

Aligned to CC L.2b, 3.1.f , L.5.1d
WIDA Level 2/3
WIDA Academic language standards: Sentence: Types and variety of grammatical constructions
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2 pages
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