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Past Tense, Present Tense and Future Tense Posters

4 pages|Grades: 1 - 5

A set of four posters providing simple descriptions and examples of past, present and future tense.

Past tense:

The event has already happened.
I looked at bugs in the park.

Present tense:

The event is happening now.
I’m looking for bugs in the park.

Future tense:

The event is going to happen.
I will look for bugs tomorrow.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1478

    Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences)Elaborationsbecoming familiar with typical structural stages and language features of various t...

  • ACELA1482

    Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tenseElaborationsidentifying different types of verbs and the way they add meaning to a ...

  • ACELA1523

    Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrasesElaborationsknowing that verbs often represent actions and that the choice of more expressive verbs makes an act...

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A handy resource to help students understand the past and present tenses.

Lea Jones · Sep 27th, 2014

A handy resource to help teach tense easily.

dih · Aug 4th, 2014

These are great, very helpful for my class of 8&9 year olds. Thank you!

Dorothy Clark · Jul 19th, 2014

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