Command Of The Conventions Of Standard English Grammar And Usage When Writing Or Speaking

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Standards • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking o CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.B
Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.
Theme Time Warp When Writing
Lesson Topic: Verb Tenses
Objectives
Language
1. Students will recognize verb tenses: present continuous tense
2. Students will differentiate use between present tense and present continuous tense Content
1. Students will understand that verbs change form depending on their relationship to time.
2. Students will be able to recognize the past, present, and future tenses of regular and irregular verbs.
Learning Strategies
Key Vocabulary Present tense, Past Tense, Future Tense, Irregular Verbs
Material • Writing Notebook
• Pencils
• Highlighter
Motivation
(Building background) When students have inconsistent verb tense, they have a "time warp" in their stories. In this lesson, students learn that verbs tell not only what action takes place, but also when the action takes place. They will learn to identify past, present and future verb tenses and to check sentences and paragraphs for inconsistent verb tense.
Presentation
(Language and content objectives, comprehensible input, strategies, interaction, feedback) 1. Using the Past, Present, Future chart transparency, ask the students to place the following events in the correct column. Write the events on the chart as the students suggest

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