Past Tense Verbs

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Discovering Character Traits
Discovering Character Traits
Lesson Plan
Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Get into Grammar: Past Tense
Get into Grammar: Past Tense
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Past Tense
Ask your first grader to practice converting sentences to past tense, giving him valuable practice with the past verb tense.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Past Tense Verbs 2
Past Tense Verbs 2
Exercise
Past Tense Verbs 2
Students will be able to clarify a statement with the ability to use past tense verbs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Past, Present, or Future Tense? 2
Past, Present, or Future Tense? 2
Worksheet
Past, Present, or Future Tense? 2
This worksheet is a fun, creative way to support students as they learn to identify and use verb tenses. 
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Irregular Past Tense Verbs #2
Irregular Past Tense Verbs #2
Worksheet
Irregular Past Tense Verbs #2
Are your second graders struggling with irregular past tense verbs? Not to worry! Use this practice worksheet to help your students confidently use those tricky words in context.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Past and Present Tense
Past and Present Tense
Worksheet
Past and Present Tense
Learn about the action verb "eat" and how it changes when written in past tense versus present tense.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Past Tense -ed Sounds
Past Tense -ed Sounds
Worksheet
Past Tense -ed Sounds
Check out this chart that takes the suffix -ed for a spin along with past tense sounds. Do you know what sound -ed makes?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Verbs
Find the Verbs
Worksheet
Find the Verbs
Word detectives use their savvy to sleuth out verbs in this engaging grammar worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Explain the Problem
Explain the Problem
Worksheet
Explain the Problem
Use this resource to help your students identify and explain the problem in a passage using past tense verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Practice Test
Vocabulary Practice Test
Worksheet
Vocabulary Practice Test
Help your first grader prepare for her next spelling test with this vocabulary practice test.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Mixed Skills Word Study Check-In
Mixed Skills Word Study Check-In
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Mixed Skills Word Study Check-In
This mid-year assessment will give you an of idea how well your students know their coordinating conjunctions, irregular verbs and plural nouns, and regular verb tenses.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Past Tense Quicksand
Past Tense Quicksand
Worksheet
Past Tense Quicksand
This worksheet puts an island adventure twist on basic past tense practice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Complete the Sentence
Complete the Sentence
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Complete the Sentence
Most 2nd graders use a basic sentence structure, and that's okay! Let your child have some fun completing these sentences while learning nouns and verbs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Past Tense Verbs 1
Past Tense Verbs 1
Exercise
Past Tense Verbs 1
This introduction to past tense verbs will give students the confidence to describe recently passed actions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
"Saw" or "Seen"
"Saw" or "Seen"
Worksheet
"Saw" or "Seen"
Help your second grader learn the difference between "saw" and "seen", a great way to teach her about participles and verb tenses.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verbs Ending in Y
Verbs Ending in Y
Worksheet
Verbs Ending in Y
How do you change verbs ending in Y to past tense? Spelling practice gets some help with this writing and word search worksheet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verbs Ending in E
Verbs Ending in E
Worksheet
Verbs Ending in E
For verbs ending in E there's a simple spelling rule to remember: just add D to make the verb past tense.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Life Changes
Life Changes
Worksheet
Life Changes
Students will practice converting verbs from past to present to future tense in statements that reveal truths about their lives.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It’s Grammar Time: Past Tense Verbs
It’s Grammar Time: Past Tense Verbs
Worksheet
It’s Grammar Time: Past Tense Verbs
Use this resource to help your students form past tense verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Words Ending in "-ed"
Words Ending in "-ed"
Worksheet
Words Ending in "-ed"
Kids read words with the suffix -ed, and practice their handwriting by writing them in the blanks to make sentences.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Present and Past Tense Verbs
Present and Past Tense Verbs
Worksheet
Present and Past Tense Verbs
Get into the action with this practice worksheet on present and past tense verbs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Double Consonant Rule for Verbs
Double Consonant Rule for Verbs
Worksheet
Double Consonant Rule for Verbs
This worksheet helps practice spelling patterns for the past tense of verbs like hop and stop. Check out the double consonant rule here.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Past Tense Verbs 3
Past Tense Verbs 3
Exercise
Past Tense Verbs 3
Show students how to describe an action in the recent past with this exercise on past tense verbs.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Ends with -ed
Ends with -ed
Worksheet
Ends with -ed
It's time to check in on your students’ abilities to read past tense verbs that end in -ed. Use this one-on-one assessment to gauge your first graders' knowledge of words that end in -ed by having them read these sight words aloud.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Grammar Basics: Using the Verb To Be
Grammar Basics: Using the Verb To Be
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Grammar Basics: Using the Verb To Be
Help your third grader master the present and past tenses of this important verb with this conjugation worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Past Tense Verbs

Some verbs like to live in the past. If a verb refers to something that already happened, it’s called a past tense verb -- and there are some rules you need to know about using it. Learn how to write (and, if you’re an adult, teach) past tense verbs with our stash of materials on grammar and English. We’ve got worksheets, workbooks, and games both on and offline.
English has three primary tenses with which we can describe verbs: past, present, and future. The past tense form of a verb tells us that the action being described took place in the past.

Most verbs fall into one of four categories:
  • Simple form - Adding -ed to the verb indicates the verb is past tense.
    • Example: funnelled, yelled
  • Past Progressive Form - Use was or were in conjunction with the present tense.
    • Example: was yelling, were running
  • Past Perfect Form - Use had with the simple form
    • Example: had yelled, had spelled
  • Past Perfect Progressive Form - Use had been with the present tense.
    • Example: had been yelling, had been running
Not all verbs can be shown in past tense by adding -ed to the end. Some verbs are irregular, and must be shown as past tense in different ways. Some examples of irregular verbs are:
Present TensePast Tense
RunRan
BeatBeaten
DealDealt
Fought
Some irregular verbs have been updated, making a more common simple form acceptable. Some examples:
Present TensePrevious Past TenseNew Past Tense
BurnBurntBurned
DreamDreamtDreamed
LearnLearntLearned
SmellSmeltSmelled
SpellSpeltSpelled
Understanding the sequence of events can increase a student’s comprehension of what they read. Being able to identify actions that took place before the current setting of a passage by recognizing past tense verbs will help them along. The resources provided by Education.com above allow students to practice this skill, helping them prepare for future lessons on the past tense.