Lesson: Past Tense Verbs (Irregular)
Students will create past-tense verbs using irregular rules.
- Create sentences and word lists for the lesson on chart(s).
- On a chart, review the academic language for the verbs lessons:
- A verb is a word that shows __________.
- past tense verbs tell what __________ _________ed
- present tense verbs tell what is happening right now.
- Ask the students to tell you the rule to make past tense verbs.
- For most verbs, when you make them past-tense, you just add –ed: Yesterday we jumped, last week we cried.
- Some words break this past-tense rule, they are called irregular words, because they are not regular.
- You already know and use many of them so let’s try to make a list:
- write ->
- draw ->
- run ->
- eat ->
- go ->
- make ->
- If you’re not sure, try the verb in a sentence to see if it make sense. Yesterday I _______.
- These words would not sound right if we used the –ed rule.
- Yesterday we writed?
- Yesterday we wrote.
- What is the verb in these sentences:
- I am hungry.
- He is going to be here later.
- They are very kind.
- Sometimes the verb is a “state of being” verb: am, is, are
- Have students come up to the chart #2 in pairs. One student should write the verb in the correct row. The other student should say a sentence. (e.g. I am going to go to the grocery store later)
- Show students the classwork page. Tell them they will be writing in past tense from irregular present verbs. They must also do the reverse (present tense from past tense).
- After students have completed the classwork, bring them to the carpet to review the lesson.
- Today you learned that past-tense verbs sometimes break the regular rule of just adding –ed. For these words, you should always try them out in a sentence to see if they sound or look right. They have special spellings.
- Some examples were: write -> wrote, run -> ran, go -> went
- Tomorrow we will learn about future-tense verbs.
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