Lesson Plan

Shake it Up with Irregular Verbs

Teach your students that grammar rules are not all set in stone and that there are always word types that shake things up! In this lesson, your students will form the past tense of irregular verbs.
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Learning Objectives

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


(3 minutes)
Irregular Past-Tense Verbs: I Knew It!
  • Ask the students if they have ever felt bored at school, at home, or maybe in the summer or on vacation. Direct students to give a thumbs up or thumbs down to communicate their answers.
  • Share that sometimes when things seem easy or boring, it is time to shake it up. Today’s lesson about irregular verbs will shake things up.
  • Access prior knowledge by asking students to think about how to form a past tense verb. Remind them that -ed is added to the end of most verbs to form the past tense.