Check In L 3.1 e Anchor Charts Create the anchor charts with

Check In
L 3.1 e
Anchor Charts
Create the anchor charts with students. Start by adding a few examples and keep
them alive by adding more as words are encountered with students. Examples
should be found and used in context with books, writing, conversation… and not just
generated as isolated lists. Help the students own their learning by using examples
of the words that they identify.
Examples of anchor chart models for this standard include:
More samples can be found by doing an image search for anchor charts for simple
verb tenses
 Have students collect examples in their journals. Students can add to these lists
as they encounter examples on their own.
 Bring context to the parts of speech during shared reading/close reading,
interactive read-alouds and other reading opportunities.
 Encourage students to experiment with the use of these parts of speech in the
context of their daily writing and verbal communication.
Examples of questions/prompts to ask students as they practice using simple
verb tenses in the context of reading and writing (students respond with
complete sentences):
 Read what you have written. Does that sound right/make sense? What other
word could you use? Why?
 What is the verb tense in that sentence? How do you know?
 Why did you choose that verb for your writing?
 What resource can you use to check your verb choice?
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L 3.1 e
What’s the difference between present, past, and future verbs? Show me
examples of this in your writing? In your book?
A new student will be joining our classroom tomorrow. She hasn’t learned about
the difference between present, past, and future tense verbs. How will you peer
teach this student to get him/her caught up with our learning? What resources
will you use?
Additional Resource for Formative Assessments
“53 Ways to Check for Understanding” Gives additional ideas for formative
assessment. (PDF with same name found in resources for this standard)
 “Engaging techniques for effective teaching”
Every tool has an explanation of what it is and how to use it. Also has templates for
students and some have videos modeling the use of tool. Choose the category then click
on the tool.