Past and Present Verb Tenses

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Length of Time
30 to 45 minutes

Students will write the present tense for the list of verbs.

This lesson plan is for third grade through fifth grade.


Students will learn:
To know present and past tenses.

Materials Needed

The worksheet that I have included in this lesson
Pencils and Erasers


First, you will copy the worksheet so that each student has one.

Then, you will explain about verb tenses - Past and Present.

You can write a few examples on the board:

Begin = Present Began = Past. Hear = Present and Heard = Past.

Come = Present and Came = Past.

After that, you can pass out the worksheet so they can work on it independently.

Worksheet = Verb Tenses - Past and Present

Directions: Write present tense verbs in the exercises below.

Past Present

1. Come

2. Begin

3. Hide

4. Blow

5. Choose

6. Shoot

7. Lie

8. Meet

9. Drink

10. Get

11. Lose

12. Drive

13. Do

14. Speak

15. See

16. Ring

17. Rise

18. Take

19. Pay

20. Throw


100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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