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Language and Communication Make phrases in past tense using irregular verbs 2  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

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Makes statements or phrases in the past tense, using irregular verbs ("action words").

Early years skill:Speaking
Early years typical range:30-50m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P7
TAP skill:Language Expression
TAP level:TAP42
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Picture sequencing activities

See target sheet "sequences three or more picturesNote, the activities there are at a slightly higher level than this one - so only use them if appropriate for the children you are working with.

Focus on actions which uses a selection of the verbs from "common irregular past tense verbs" on www.commtap.org - or verbs which the child is having difficulties with.

Ask the child to recall parts of the sequence they have been working with.

If a child does not use a correct past tense, for example "Terry do writing", just feed back the correct way of saying it in a conversational way, for example "oh, Terry wrote something?".

Action description

Set of cards with simple present tense verb pictures on (e.g. "cutting", "writing"): try to include some verbs that you know the child needs to work on.

See: "common irregular past tense verbs" on www.commtap.org for a list of irregular past tense verbs.

If a child does not use a correct past tense, for example "Terry do writing", just feed back the correct way of saying it in a conversational way, for example "oh, Terry wrote something?".

Reading books

Reading book

Reading verbs

This activity is for children who can read.

Set of cards with the present tense on one side (e.g. run) and the past tense on the other side (ran). Symbol software (such as Communicate:In Print or Boardmaker) which illustrates the verb and adds an extra qualifier for the past is very useful.

See: "common irregular past tense verbs" on www.commtap.org for a list of irregular past tense verbs.

Write sentences

This activity is for children who can write.

 

Pictures (to be stuck in a book) which show actions using verbs you want to work on: for example from Flash-pro CD, clip art, Google or Yahoo images

See this list of common irregular past tense verbs on www.commtap.org.

Book

Glue

Pen/pencil

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