posted by ayla on .
How do I explain the verbs: (Have, Do, and Be) in the Past and Present form to a 3rd grader?
Ms. Sue found this site for helping verbs, but you can find links to many other aspects of verbs from here:
You may also find good information and ideas in these sites:
http://members.cox.net/lenco1/grammarpractice/ (Use the verbs and verbals links.)
(There may be something useful in the Grammar Blast quizzes on the right.)
(Click on Terms and then Verbs. You may also find the Handouts helpful.)
Also -- click on Grammar on the left, and go into different links that might be helpful. Note that there are two pages to this linked group of grammar websites.
Explain that we use different verbs for action that is happening now (present) and action that happened in the past (past).
Use lots of examples and ask the child to give others along the same line.
Jean has a doughnut.
Jean and Joe have doughnuts.
Jean had a doughnut but ate it.