Visual Verbs: Using Manipulatives to Teach Verb TensesLos Angeles Regional CATESOL • October 22, 2011 Marla Yoshida • email@example.com UC Irvine Extension • International Programs http://yoshidacatesol.pbworks.com
Verb timelines:A grammar teaching tradition XPast Now Future
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.
Constructing a 3-D timeline1. Gather your materials: • A strip of corner molding (wood or plastic). 2-3 feet is a good length.
Constructing a 3-D timeline1. Gather your materials: • A metal strip or strips, slightly shorter and narrower than the molding. Hacksaw blades work well. Magnetic tape is also OK.
Constructing a 3-D timeline1. Gather your materials: • Hard-drying clay for the ends of the timeline.
Constructing a 3-D timeline1. Gather your materials: • Hot glue gun and glue sticks or other strong glue. • Paint is optional
Constructing a 3-D timeline1. Gather your materials: • Verbs
Constructing a 3-D timeline2. Measure and cut the molding.
Constructing a 3-D timeline3. Glue the metal strips in place.
Constructing a 3-D timeline4. Use clay to shape triangular ends.
Constructing a 3-D timeline5. Mark the ends “past” and “future.”
Try these on the timeline:1. I ate breakfast at 7:00 this morning.2. While I was eating, I spilled some orange juice.3. I’ve been here for 20 minutes.4. I’ve seen that movie three times.5. I had decided to see that movie even before I saw the trailer.
Try these on the timeline:6. I wear glasses.7. I’m wearing glasses.8. I’m going to wear glasses again tomorrow.9. When you see me again, I’ll still be wearing glasses.