Tenses

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!

1.4.1 Present Simple Lesson Plan

In this present simple lesson for the animated ESL / ELL movie "We Like Mike!", K-8 students use the present simple to write sentences and song lyrics. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

1.4.5 Review: Present Simple Lesson Plan

In this review lesson for the animated ESL / ELL movie "An Apple a Day", K-8 students use the present simple tense to describe healthy habits. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

1.4.2 Present Simple (Negative)

In this lesson for the animated ESL / ELL movie "We Don't Need One", K-8 students practice using the negative form of present simple tense. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Grammar Games Lesson Plan: The Importance of Correct Grammar in Everyday Life

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 »

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