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Present Tense Verbs

Dustin Ryan
Grade 3



Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.

Parts of speech

Lesson Topic:
Present tense verbs

Students will use present tense verbs in sentences
Students will correct verbs, changing them to present tense

Learning Strategies:
Small group, 3-1
Verb sort, kinesthetic practice

Key Vocabulary:

Verb, present tense, past tense, future tense

Student work book, pg. 152
Verb sort, cut out verbs and nouns
Worksheets for students

Small group instruction
Sorting activity

Divide class into groups of three students.
First group meets at front with teacher and begins lesson.
Have students give verb examples
Read instructions together, go over 4 practice sentences, changing the verbs
Read through each questions, have students make changes to verbs
Second group does verb sort activity, separating simple verbs from nouns
Students write a list of all the 12 verbs that they found
Student pick one verb and write a sentence using that verb
Students finished with this activity, look to when Im finished board for next assignment
Swap groups and repeat


Students will do 15 practice problems, correcting verbs so that they are in present tense
Students will practice identifying verbs through sorting activity

Use verb sort worksheet to determine students grasp of verbs
Assess student understanding during instruction/example lessons verbally
Students workbook page of 15 questions