Past Tense Verbs

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Spotting Something Strange
Spotting Something Strange
Worksheet
Spotting Something Strange
With this worksheet, students will identify and correct errors in verb shifts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Spot the Verbs
Get into Grammar: Spot the Verbs
Worksheet
Get into Grammar: Spot the Verbs
Help your first grader overcome her grammar gripes with this verb-filled worksheet. She'll practice identifying the verbs in a page chock-full of sentences!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fill-in-the-Blanks Halloween Story
Fill-in-the-Blanks Halloween Story
Worksheet
Fill-in-the-Blanks Halloween Story
Help kids get into the Halloween spirit by using their grammar skills to create a silly story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Splash! Verb Tense
Make a Splash! Verb Tense
Worksheet
Make a Splash! Verb Tense
In this hands-on worksheet, children will cut and paste each sentence into the correct verb tense column. 
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Action Words #2
Action Words #2
Worksheet
Action Words #2
Spring into action with some verb practice! Learn how to identify action verbs in each of these sample sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Past Tense Practice
Past Tense Practice
Worksheet
Past Tense Practice
Looking for a worksheet to help your kid with irregular past-tense verbs? This printable practices verb conjugation skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Name That Verb!
Name That Verb!
Worksheet
Name That Verb!
If your students need an extra challenge, ask them to match up matching irregular verbs and use these verbs in context!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verb Match
Verb Match
Worksheet
Verb Match
Ask your students to connect the present tense form of the verbs on this page with their irregular past-tense partners.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Action Words #3
Action Words #3
Worksheet
Action Words #3
Can you spot the action words in each sentence? Help your little reader practice identifying parts of speech with this action verb exercise.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Action Words #1
Action Words #1
Worksheet
Action Words #1
Take action with grammar practice! Beginning readers will get some great practice identifying the action verbs in each of these sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Action Words #4
Action Words #4
Worksheet
Action Words #4
Which words show action in a sentence? Verbs do! Help your budding reader to identify the action verbs in these sample sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making a Verb Verdict
Making a Verb Verdict
Lesson Plan
Making a Verb Verdict
It’s time to make some verb verdicts! In this lesson, your students will decide if present tense verbs have been correctly changed to reflect the past tense. A focal point of this lesson is the use of irregular verbs. The jury is out!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Roundup: Find the Verbs #2
Reading Roundup: Find the Verbs #2
Worksheet
Reading Roundup: Find the Verbs #2
Can your second grader find all of the verbs, or action words, littered across this page? Get them in order by writing each one down on a traffic sign.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Action Words #5
Action Words #5
Worksheet
Action Words #5
Ready, set, action! Beginning readers will get some great practice identifying the action verbs in each of these sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
To Fit or Not to Fit
To Fit or Not to Fit
Worksheet
To Fit or Not to Fit
Give your students the opportunity to show what they know about present and past tense verb pairs!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verbs that Start with R
Verbs that Start with R
Worksheet
Verbs that Start with R
Ready to broaden your verb vocabulary? Learn some new action words with this worksheet on verbs that start with R.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
Glossary: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
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Glossary: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Analyzing a Census
Analyzing a Census
Worksheet
Analyzing a Census
It’s census time! Travel back to 1930 to analyze the census data for the household of Walt Disney.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Action Words #7
Action Words #7
Worksheet
Action Words #7
How many action words can you spot in each sentence? Help your little reader practice identifying parts of speech with this action verb exercise.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Action Words #9
Action Words #9
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Action Words #9
Take action with grammar practice! Beginning readers will get to practice identifying multiple action verbs in each of these sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: What Was the Problem?
Vocabulary Cards: What Was the Problem?
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Vocabulary Cards: What Was the Problem?
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: What Was the Problem?
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fill in the Verbs
Fill in the Verbs
Worksheet
Fill in the Verbs
Ask your students to rewrite the story to happen in past-tense. Students will be given a word in the present tense, and then convert it to its past-tense form.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verbs that Start with T
Verbs that Start with T
Worksheet
Verbs that Start with T
This worksheet on verbs that start with T teaches your young learner to identify and write verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verb Circus
Verb Circus
Worksheet
Verb Circus
These two mice are on hand to help your child learn her verbs in no time.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Discovering Character Traits
Glossary: Discovering Character Traits
Worksheet
Glossary: Discovering Character Traits
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Discovering Character Traits.
4th 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.