Sample Lesson Plan: The one-computer classroom / Past tenses ending in -ed
As we have already studied in previous lessons, we have already noticed that –ed regular past tenses vary in their pronunciation. Here we will review the concept of
to fullyunderstand when and why –ed is pronounced as /t/, /d/, or /Id/.
Objectives of this lesson (tell students about them):
Once students have reviewed the concept of
and watched a video explaining the –ed pronunciation in past tenses, they will be able to
apply the rules
to pronounce past tenses with80% accuracy while reading or speaking.
There will be no real presentation by the teacher at this point.
Students will watch a video in which a teacher explains how –ed in past tensesis pronounced and classified.
Students will be asked to take notes.
Students will be asked to work in groups of three toanalyze the information provided in the following link:
This will help them match the importance of consonant voicing and –ed pronunciation,as well of the exceptions.
The next two links that will be used –with thewhole class- will be a way to review/quiz/assess student understanding of therules. The links provide two interactive quizzes, so it is a nice way of assessing
©2010, Deborah HealeyAmerican English Institute/Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon