Presentation on theme: "Visual Verbs: Using Manipulatives to Teach Verb Tenses"— Presentation transcript:
1 Visual Verbs: Using Manipulatives to Teach Verb Tenses Marla YoshidaUC Irvine Extension • International Programs
2 Verb timelines: A grammar teaching tradition XPast Now Future
3 Advantages of a 3-D timeline Real objects keep students’ interest.Moving “verbs” around on their own timelines keeps students involved and helps them understand. Effective for kinesthetic learners.You don’t have to redraw it every time.The “verbs” aren’t static. They can be made to show the qualities of tenses by rolling or stretching.
4 Constructing a 3-D timeline Gather your materials:A strip of corner molding (wood or plastic). 2-3 feet is a good length.
5 Constructing a 3-D timeline Gather your materials:A metal strip or strips, slightly shorter and narrower than the molding. Hacksaw blades or the metal strips from the top of hanging file folders work well. Magnetic tape is also OK.
6 Constructing a 3-D timeline Gather your materials:Hard-drying clay for the ends of the timeline.
7 Constructing a 3-D timeline Gather your materials:Hot glue gun and glue sticks or other strong glue.Paint is optional
8 Constructing a 3-D timeline Gather your materials:Verbs
9 Constructing a 3-D timeline Measure and cut the molding.
10 Constructing a 3-D timeline Glue the metal strips in place.
11 Constructing a 3-D timeline Use clay to shape triangular ends.
12 Constructing a 3-D timeline Mark the ends “past” and “future.”
23 Try these on the timeline: I ate breakfast at 7:00 this morning.While I was eating, I spilled some orange juice.I’ve been here for 20 minutes.I’ve seen that movie three times.I had decided to see that movie even before I saw the trailer.I wear glasses.I’m wearing glasses.I’m going to wear glasses again tomorrow.When you see me again, I’ll still be wearing glasses.
24 Other possible materials Glue a strip of Velcro to the timeline. Attach fuzzy bits to marbles to show verbs “stuck in time.”Draw timeline on board. Use Post-It notes to mark the verbs.Use a flat strip of paper for timeline. Paper clips or binder clips are the verbs.