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Deciphering the Past - Irregular Verbs Lesson 7th Grade

A Harry Potter-based lesson on the simple past of irregular verbs
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Vansan Gonçalves

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Transcript of Deciphering the Past - Irregular Verbs Lesson 7th Grade

Deciphering the Past, a lesson by Vansan Gonçalves.
Colégio Militar do Recife
Irregular Verbs Simple Past
7th Grade - Elementary School

Past Tense
Affirmative Form

What do the verbs in italics have in common?
stepped
What do the verbs in bold have in common?
read
Past Tense
Negative Form
" How long Harry stood there, he didn't know. The reflections did not fade..." (ROWLING, 1997, p. 167)
Task 1
Can you relate the verbs with their past forms?
Book Cover
Film Poster
swallowed
looked
prickled
seemed
jumped
moved
wished
favored
touched
They are all Regular Verbs.
(Simple Past = Base Form + "ed")
lay
rang
sat
felt
got
said
sold
They are all Irregular Verbs.
(Past Form= ???)
( ) read
( ) lay
( ) rang
( ) sat
( ) felt
( ) got
( ) said
( ) sold
a) feel
b) say
c) read
d) get
e) ring
f) sell
g) lie
h) sit
Task 1 - Answers
felt
said
read
got
rang
sold
lay
sat
a) feel-_____
b) say-_____
c) read-____
d) get-_____
e) ring-____
f) sell-_____
g) lie-_____
h) sit-_____
Negative Past Tense:
Subject + did not (didn't) + verb (base form)
"As the match drew nearer, however, Harry became more and more nervous, whatever he told Ron and Hermione" (ROWLING, 1997, p. 176).
draw
drew
become
became
tell
told
Each verb has its own past form:
Past Tense
Interrogative Form

"'Where did you get it, Hagrid?', said Ron, crouching over to take a closer look at the egg." (ROWLING, 1997, p. 186
Interrogative Past Tense:
(Wh-question) + did + subject +verb + (complement)?
Where
did
you
get
it [the egg]?
He
didn't
know.

DON'T FORGET!
As we saw last class, some verbs do not follow the general pattern for the simple past. With these verbs, we NEVER use "did":
be
was/were
can
could
Verb
Affirmative
Negative
was not (wasn't) /
were not (weren't)
could not (couldn't)
Interrogative
"How could you get nearly headless?"
"What was he going to do?"
(ROWLING, 1997, p. 96)
(ROWLING, 1997, p.99)
Homework
The Yesterday Journal
Write a one-day late diary. You may write anything that happened the day before, during a whole week.
Get to work, don't be late!

READING COMPREHENSION
- Why did Harry go to Mr. Ollivander's shop?
- Who did Harry go to the shop with?
- Which three wands did Mr. Ollivander tell Harry he sold in the past?
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