I explain to my students that the verbs "throw" and "catch" are irregular verbs. You cannot make the past tense of these verbs by adding -ed. I, then, write the following information on the board (see attached Powerpoint resource, as well).
Present Past With have, has, or had
throw threw thrown
catch(es) caught caught
I call on several students to say sentences using each of these forms correctly.
Next, we play a game of throw and catch with a ball. We start by standing in a circle. I start by saying one of the forms of the verbs throw and catch and throwing the ball to a student. The student who catches the ball must use the word I said correctly in a sentence. Then, that students much say another form of the verbs throw or catch. That student cannot repeat the same word I said. If a student uses one of the words incorrectly, he/she must sit down.
For independent practice, we complete a writing activity in which the students must use all forms of the verbs throw and catch (i.e., throw, threw, have/has/had thrown, catch(es), caught, have/has, had caught) in a written narrative. I instruct students to use the forms of throw and catch that I wrote on the board at the start of the lesson. I display the examples on the SmartBoard (see attached Powerpoint resource.)
To close the lesson, students read their narratives to the whole class. I remind my students that the irregular verbs "throw" and "catch" are also action verbs. My scholars thoroughly enjoyed this lesson because it appealed to many different learning styles - kinesthetic, visual, auditory, linguistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, etc. By utilizing a multi-sensory approach to learning, I have found that my scholars are more apt to retain the skills and concepts which I teach.