Explain that irregular verbs break the rules when they are used in the past tense. When an irregular verb goes from present tense to past tense, the whole word changes. For example, "eat" changes to "ate."
Students will also review regular verbs. They will read several sentences and circle the regular verbs. They will then go over more information about irregular verbs. They will look at pictures and use irregular verbs to describe what is happening in those pictures. Next, they will read sentences and circle the irregular verbs.
They will recap what they learned: Regular verbs end with the letters -ed. Irregular verbs do not follow the rules.