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Google Slides Interactive- Past, Present, and Future Verbs Activity

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Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 3

Develop student skills using the correct forms of past, present, and future tense verbs with this Google Slides Interactive activity.

Review Verb Tenses with Google Slides!

This is the perfect resource to enhance your reading and writing instruction in the classroom or digital learning environment. This activity has students reading, identifying, and writing using the correct past, present, and future tense verbs. With a fun fishbowl-themed interface, students can drag and drop, sort, and click their way to mastery of verb usage.

To play, students will open the Google Slides activity in “edit” mode, not presentation mode. Each slide has students interacting with moveable and clickable pieces to identify the correct verbs’ past, present, and future forms.

Students will show their ability to identify and use past, present, and future tense verbs through this activity.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your English Language Arts and writing lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Complete the activities as a whole group, encouraging students to interact with the lesson and talk about their learning.

Have students work in pairs or small groups to complete the activity.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Have students extend their learning by identifying verbs around the classroom and listing them on paper. Then have them identify the past, present, and future tenses of those verbs.

Have students write sentences using the verbs presented in the activity.

🧑‍🏫 Group Learning

Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PowerPoint, Google Slides, or PDF versions of this resource. 

Assign this interactive activity in Google Classroom. Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not presentation mode. Students click/drag/drop to identify the correct verb tenses.

Alternatively, use the interactive resource as a: 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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