Lesson Plan

Irregular Verbs in Context

Irregular verbs do not follow the same rules as other verbs. Use this lesson to teach your scholars how to form the past tense of irregular verbs and correctly use them in context.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs.


(3 minutes)
  • Give each student a sticky note. Instruct them to write down any verb in the present tense. Note that some students may need a refresher about verb tenses.
  • Direct students to change the verb to its past tense.
  • Have students look at their verb and think about the process for changing it from present to past tense. Without further teaching and reviewing, prompt students to categorize the verb as either regular or irregular.
  • Invite students to place their sticky note in a labeled section of the wall, door, or board based on the categorization on which they decided.