Instructional Video

Tenses Overview - Present, Past, Future, Simple, Continuous, Progressive, Perfect!

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Clarify the difference between different verb tenses with a short, informative language arts video. The instructor guides learners through past, present, and future simple tenses; as well as the perfect, progressive, and perfect progressive tenses.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include the video as a homework assignment for a flipped classroom activity
  • Prompt the class to write sentences for each tense featured, using the same verb for each sentence as modeled
Classroom Considerations
  • Best used with older English learners, or as a review in a mainstream language arts
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • A good resource for learners to reference periodically
  • Sentences are both spoken and printed, making it easier to understand each point
  • Doesn't include examples or context for when using each verb tense