Differentiate between different verb tenses through this 1-page coloring worksheet.
This worksheet is best used as independent practice as part of your verb lesson.
Through this verb tense activity, students will practice identifying and using frequently occurring verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future.
Students will read each word heart, identify them as either past, present, or future tense verbs, and color the hearts accordingly:
💗 Past = pink
❤️ Present = red
💜 Future = purple
Verb Tense Worksheet: Scaffolding and Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this verb tense practice worksheet as a:
- Writing center activity
- Post-lesson exit ticket
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
Got fast finishers? After finishing the worksheet and checking the answers, challenge students to conjugate each of the verbs into their alternate tenses, either as a class or in small groups.
Support struggling students by assigning this worksheet as a pair or small group activity. You can also project the worksheet on the board and fill in questions as students provide answers.
A Variety of Ways to Prepare This Resource
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
You can also turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can color each heart using dry-erase markers, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students write the words in their corresponding verb tense colors in their notebooks.
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This resource was created by Emily Pate, a teacher in California and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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