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Past, Present, and Future Tense Worksheets - Grades 1/2

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Provide students with additional verb tense practice with worksheets focusing on changing verbs into past, present, and future tense.

Verb Tenses for First Grade!

These worksheets are best used as independent practice as part of a verb tense lesson.

Through this verb tense activity, students will practice identifying and using frequently occurring verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future. 

This group of verb tense worksheets includes instructions, ten words for students to change the tense of, and one opportunity to write a sentence in past, present, or future tense. 

There are three sheets included in the file download covering the following:

  • Changing words from past tense to future tense
  • Changing words from past tense to present tense
  • Changing words from present tense to past tense

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

For struggling readers and writers, try the following differentiation ideas:

  • Provide a verb tense anchor chart or other reference materials for students to refer to during independent practice.
  • Complete the activity in a 1:1 setting, or provide small-group instruction.
  • Partner struggling readers with other students to assist in the reading component of the activity.

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of 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. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

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This resource was created by Kiri, a teacher in Illinois and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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