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Introduction to the module:


About the author

I am Miguel A. Rios Mendez, an English teacher candidate from the University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla. I have been studying there for quite some time but I have also held some notable employment experiences such as computer technician of the Education, Math and Natural Science departments, computer lab technician and Train Conductor of the Walt Disney World Rail Road at the Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom Park. I have several goals I wish to achieve but the closest would have to be to graduate. Once that is done I would like to either continue my chosen career path or instead travel back to Florida and seek a career back at Walt Disney World. To be cheesy I could say that the sky is the limit for me.

About the module

At the end of this module students will learn how to properly identify and utilize verbs in each of their tenses. The skills that will be covered in this module are: verbs, simple past verbs, simple present verbs, future verbs, perfect past verbs, perfect future verbs, and perfect future verbs.These skills will be covered in various exercises such as simple multiple answer questions, games, and matching exercises. A various amount of programs were used to accomplish this, such as: Hot Potatoes, poll generators, power point, the various widgets within Wikimedia and hosting by a popular website from here in Puerto Rico who, by it's administrator's wishes, shall remain anonymous. The DEPR English standards used for this module are the writing skills for 8th grade especially for using proper grammar and identifying parts of speech.

Introduction


Welcome to the wiki everyone. I am sure by now that all of you have been to a wiki before and are familiar with how they work. For the unfamiliar a wiki is a website that enables easy creation of interlinked webpages with the option of allowing unlimited/limited editing access to all. Now in this case I will be the only one able to edit and update this wiki. I have made this page here to create a module where you will all learn and be graded on about verb tenses without stepping one foot in a classroom. Does this mean you don't have to come to class anymore? NO, you are all to continue assisting to class as always. Is this optional? Since this is on a computer we don't have to do it? NO, as I mentioned before you will be graded. Will it be boring? NO, well honestly that's up to you but I am sure this will be a lesson to remember.

Pre-Test

By completing the pre-test you will be able to see how much you know about verb tenses before getting started with the lesson.

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1) Answer the poll

How familiar are you with verb tenses?
Very familiar!
A little familiar.
I know what verbs are but not tenses.
What's a verb?
I think I'm in the wrong class.
  
pollcode.com free polls 

2) Click HERE and answer the pre-test





Verbs


What is a verb?


A verb is a word that shows an action or a state of being.
Examples:
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(source - http://tell.fll.purdue.edu/JapanProj/FLClipart/Verbs.html)


Verb Tenses

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Present Tense

These verbs represent an unchanging, repeated, or reoccurring action or situation that exists only now (in the present).
Examples:
  • John is walking around.
  • I am reading a book.
  • Luke is jumping.
  • Jake is using a computer.
  • He is drinking some juice.
  • Zelda is looking for her lost puppy.

Past Tense

These verbs represent an action or situation that was started and finished in the past. Most past tense verbs end in -ed.
Examples:
  • John walked around.
  • I read a book.
  • Luke jumped.
  • Jake used a computer.
  • He drank some juice.
  • Zelda looked for her lost puppy.

Future Tense

These verbs represent an action or situation that will occur in the future. This tense is formed by using will/shall with the simple form of the verb.
Examples:
  • John will walk around.
  • I will read a book.
  • Luke will jump.
  • Jake will use a computer
  • He will drink some juice.
  • Zelda will look for her lost puppy.

Other Resources

Assessment


Complete the following exercises before December 1, 2011. Those completed late will loose points in their grade.
  1. Click HERE and complete the exercises. Your answers will be automatically sent to my email.
  2. Write a list of TEN present tense verbs, TEN past tense verbs and TEN future tense verbs and send them to my email.
  3. Write FIVE sentences using present tense verbs, FIVE sentences using past tense verbs and FIVE sentences using future tense verbs and send them to my email.
  4. Complete the crossword puzzle HERE. Your answers will be automatically sent to my email.
  5. Write a sentence with each word from the crossword puzzle in exercise 4 and send them to my email.

Evaluation Information


Rubric

Assessment Exercises:
CATEGORY
4
3
2
1
Completed on Time
Completes all tasks on or before the due date.
Submits exercises one day late.
Submits exercises two days late.
Submits exercises three or more days late.
Grammar/Spelling
Uses correct spelling and grammar.
Some spelling/grammar mistakes.
Many spelling/grammar mistakes.
Too many mistakes.
Excersise 1


(Multiple Choice)
100% - 74% score.
75% - 51% Score
50% - 25% Score
24% and below score.
Exercise 2
Writes all 30 verbs.
15 = present tense
15 = past tense
15 = future tense
Only writes 29 - 25 verbs.
Writes 24 - 15 verbs.
Writes less than 15 verbs.
Exercise 3
Writes all 15 sentences.
5 = past tense
5 = present tense
5 = future tense
Only writes 14 - 11 sentences.
Writes 11 - 7 sentences.
Writes less than 6 sentences.
Exercise 4
100% - 74% score.
75% - 51% Score
50% - 25% Score
24% and below score.
Exercise 5
Writes all the sentences using the answers of the crossword puzzle.
Writes 8 - 7 sentences.
Writes 5 sentences.
Writes 4 or less sentences.


Teacher's Section


· Specific PR Content Standards

  • W.8.1 Combines sentences and ideas using simple transitional phrases; applies commas and colons to correctly punctuate sentences; identifies phrases and clauses; applies phrases in writing to construct complex sentences.
  • W.8.2 Classifies and applies the parts of speech; uses vocabulary, accurate spelling, appropriate grammar and syntax in writing.

·National Education Technology Standards

1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
  • > Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Teachers:
a.
promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
  • || b. || engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources. ||
  • || c. || promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes. ||
  • || d. || model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments. ||
2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
  • > Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers:
a.
design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.
  • || b. || develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress. ||
  • || c. || customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources. ||
  • || d. || provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching. ||

Credits and References


http://tell.fll.purdue.edu/JapanProj/FLClipart/Verbs.html


School House Rock - Verbs
http://pollcode.com/ - Poll Generator
Hot Potatoes - Pre-test and assessment excersises
Files Hosted by Anonymous - http://englishpretest.co.cc/