FREE Simple Past Tense Worksheets

Simple Past tense is an English students first real exploration of English tense grammar. It enables them to start telling stories, and reading with greater understanding and fluency. Most early readers will introduce past tense very early. The earlier students become familiar with it there quicker their comprehension will improve.

What is Simple Past Tense?

The simple past tense form of a verb is used to describe an action that happened in the past. That point in time may or may not be known to the reader, unless quantified with an adverb or time. The two forms of simple past tense are: Regular which has teachable rules and irregular which does not.

You can download on the link below, and the other past tense worksheets and the online past tense games list are at the bottom of the page in the other resources section.

There are two forms of simple past tense, these are regular and irrelgula these Simple past tense worksheets are aimed to cover both forms. In both isolation and them together to help students practice post styles in tandem.

irregular Past Tense Worksheet

They can be used as either stand alone activities or as a teacher / student led activity. I have used these in my classes. I also have dedicated Regular Past tense worksheets which are linked at the bottom of this page as well. ( so as not to confuse)

Included here are four simple past tense worksheets which cover regular and irregular forms. They are scaffolded so you can give appropriate levelled work to you students as you need.

Happy teaching

Other Past Simple Tense Teaching Resources

A set of Past tense /ed/ ending worksheets:

Future Tense worksheets:

Present Perfect Tense:

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