2.4.1 - Past Prog.: Interrupted Action

Suddenly it Started

Ben had a very strange experience. While he was putting on his clothes to go out, the weather kept changing. One minute the sun was shining, so Ben was going to go outside in his shorts. The next minute it was snowing, so he had to put on his coat and scarf. As the students learn why the weather kept changing, they are also introduced to the past progressive. This lesson focuses on the Past Progressive when it comes on its own or with another action that interrupts it.

Grammar Skills:
Past Progressive
Past Progressive (Interrupted Action)

2.4.1 Past Progressive: Interrupted Action Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades K-8, students use listening and picture prompts to describe events in the past progressive, use the past progressive with an interrupted action, and find the correct sequence of a storyboard. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »