Lesson Planning of Tenses
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Recognize the action takes place in time (Present, Past, or Future) tense indicates time of action.
Information for Teachers
- A word that describes an action is called verb for example; talk, walk, drink, go, show
- Tell the students that the tense indicate time of action (Present, past or future)
- Verb tenses have basically three forms (Present, past or future)
- The following timeline shows when the action is done.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult textbook at all steps where and when applicable.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, 2 play cards showing actions for the students
- Ask question about the pictures
Approach; Whole Class Activity and individual work
- Ask the students the following questions;
- What are you doing now?
- What did you do last evening?
- What will you do tomorrow?
- See the difference in their sentence structure before you start defining the tense.
- Draw the timeline to show the tenses to the students which is being given under the heading information for the teacher to clarify their concepts of tenses.
- Create similar examples with the help of the students.
Ask two or three students what they did yesterday? (Write their responses on the board)
- Help them where they feel difficulty (tell them to use past form of verb)
- Ask some students what they will do tomorrow? (Tell them to use will or shall)
- Teacher should ask them what they are doing at present.
- Ask their habits and hobbies.
Conclusion / Sum up
- Complete the following table by asking student`s responses.
- Then copy the table from the board.
- Write five sentences about how they spent their last birthday?
- Teacher is also required to involve the student in solving the problems given in the exercise at end of unit / chapter.
- Write five sentences about their daily routine to assess their understanding of using verbs in present tense.