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162 resources with the concept the simple past tense

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A Christmas Carol - The Story

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of...
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Structure Practice: The Passive Voice

For Students 3rd - 6th
Use this online interactive activity in an ELD class or for younger native speakers. They practice using simple past tense verbs in the passive voice. Many of the constructions are not straightforward, nor often used by early speakers,...
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Past Simple

For Students 2nd - 5th
Hop on the computers for this fun past simple practice! First, users match eight pictures to their written descriptions. Then, they study some irregular verb rules, and finally, they use two models to describe six pictures. A great...
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Verb Forms

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Regular and irregular verb forms are outlined in this catchy PowerPoint. After discussing the infinitive, simple present, simple past, past participle, and present participle forms of verbs, your scholars take a quick test that includes...
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Yellow Submarine – The Beatles – Notes

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Enhance English language skills using the fan-favorite song, "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles. Scholars predict what the song is about then listen and mark specific words they hear. Playing the song again, participants unscramble lyrics...
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Verb Tenses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Twelve categories of verbs exist in the future tense, ranging from simple present to future perfect progressive, but only three have a place in academic writing. Those three tenses make up the content of an informational handout that...
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Past Continuous vs. Simple Past

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What were you doing a minute ago? What about last year? Learners read a set of 10 sentences and fill in each blank with a simple past or past continuous verb listed in parentheses.
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Verbs: Regular, Irregular, Simple Past Tense

For Students K - 8th Standards
Adding -ed to the ends of most verbs can change a sentence to the past tense—but what about verbs like think or draw? Provide class members with practice activities that focus on both regular and irregular verbs in the simple past tense.
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Basic English Sentence Patterns

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
A simple set of practice sheets deals with sentence structure and patterns. The 117-page packet includes 10 units of skills, varying from identifying parts of speech in a sentence to writing the correct part to make a sentence complete....
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Conjugating Verbs: Verb Tense and Aspect | Parts of Speech App

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Take a look at an in depth video to learn all there is to know about conjugating verbs. Find out what conjugating verbs are, why we conjugate verbs, and all the rules to properly form grammatically correct sentences. After gaining much...
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Past Time

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How do you talk about things that have already happened? What about things that happened in the past and are still happening? Explore past, past perfect, and past progressive verb tenses in a helpful slideshow presentation.
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Verb Tense Review: the Importance of Time

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
When you ask a fourth grader to write a sentence in the past perfect progressive tense, there might be some confusion. But with a presentation that features several different verb tenses, along with examples and a handy timeline, your...
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I Was, You Were ("To Be" Past Simple Song)–Rockin' English

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Enhance your simple past tense verb instruction with this video that clearly demonstrates when to use I was and you were through song and engaging graphics.
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Past Progressive and Simple Past

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How do you describe something that was happening in the past? Use a presentation on past progressive tense to assist your class in finding the correct way to tell a story or write a description.
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Past Simple v. Past Perfect Simple

For Students 4th - 10th Standards
Help English learners tell the difference between the past tense and the past perfect tense with a grammar worksheet. As kids read twelve sentences, they change the given verbs to the correct tense based on context clues.
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Rules For Using Irregular Verbs

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Add to the grammar toolboxes of young scholars with this comprehensive resource on irregular verbs. Offering clear instruction with the help of numerous examples, this reference document is perfect for upper-elementary English language...
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Big Grammar Book

For Students K - 8th Standards
With this comprehensive language arts resource in your arsenal, you'll never have to look for another grammar learning exercise! Whether you're teaching kindergartners how to write the upper- and lower-case letters of the alphabet, or...
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Past Simple & Past Continuous

For Students 4th - 7th
What is the difference between the simple past tense and the past continuous? Help your pupils master these tenses with the information and six grammar exercises included here.
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The Simple Past Tense

For Students 2nd - 4th
Ensure that your pupils get their verb tenses straight with this past tense practice. Individuals work on their grammar by completing each sentence by choosing the past tense forms of the verbs listed.
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Teach English, Teach About the Environment

For Teachers K - 12th
Spread the message of recycling while teaching your English language learners new vocabulary and practicing verb tenses. Included here are four lesson plans for each level (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) as well as accompanying...
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Yellow Submarine

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Here's a clever twist on a grammar lesson. Kids listen to the Beatles' happy children's song, "Yellow Submarine" and then identify the simple present and past tense verbs in the lyrics.
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Verb Tenses

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Help your pupils keep their simple, perfect, and progressive tenses straight with a reference page. Each verb tense is paired with a definition and at least one sample sentence.
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Grammar Games and Activities

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Thirty pages of grammar activities? Your young grammarians will be well versed in the parts of speech, basic verb tenses, and much more after completing even a handful of these exercises. 
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Grammar Lesson Plan: Simple Past vs. Present Perfect

For Teachers 4th - 10th
What's the difference between the present perfect and simple past? Have your class practice identifying and using both of these verb tenses through pair activities, whole-class discussion, and a worksheet.