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SUBMITTED BY: Alexander Grant



GRAMMAR: Verb -Past Tense

EXAMPLE: Once upon a time, the man slept.

DATE ADDED: Nov 28, 2013

Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


15-30 min.

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OUTLINE: Pairs of students listen to teacher read a bad and crazy fairytale. If they match, they win!




  1. Each pair of students gets a set of story cards. Flip to side with images up.
  2. Go through each card and have the students guess the action. For lower level classes, have the students write the past tense of the words on the board.
  3. Teacher  tells a fairytale. Students listen and move the cards into the proper order.
  4. For example: Cards A > B > C  (Check the attachments while reading the instructions for clarity)
    "Once upon a time, the man slept. Then, he woke up. Then, he saw a tree. he cut the tree. The end."
  5. Check as a group.
  6. Play several times, with each story getting more and more complicated.
  7. After a few rounds, give the students worksheets version A and B.
  8. One student reads the story, makes up one from pictures, then comes up with one completely on his own.
  9. At the end of the class, have the stronger students read their stories to the class.

  • Keep a set of cards in your hand and read them as you go.
  • This could also be used for past progressive tense as well.
  • Encourage students to make "crazy" stories. Instead of having the men in picture H fight, have them dance.

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