If you want to write clearly, you’ll need to master several different verb tenses. If you don’t, your readers won’t know whether the actions you describe took place in the past, are happening right now, or will occur sometime in the future! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim (with a little help from a certain robot) uses his amazing psychic abilities to show you exactly how it’s done. You’ll learn the standard rules of verb conjugation, and why regular verbs are different than irregular verbs. You’ll find out when to use each tense, and why mixing up past tense, present tense, and future tense is a definite no-no. Finally, you’ll discover tenses that describe actions continuing from the past to the present! So don’t get too, er, tense about this subject--just click on the button and learn!
Lesson Plan Summary In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the importance of correct grammar in real-life scenarios. Students will identify and analyze basic developmentally-appropriate grammar rules and create an ongoing review game to reinforce grammar skills for the class. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »
This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about verb tenses. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Tenses. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »
In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about verb tenses. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Tenses topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »