Lola the Lion

Stage Five
Use Past Tense Verbs Ending in ‘ED’

Stage Five Plans
Use Past Tense Verbs Ending in ‘ED’
Use Verbs Ending in ‘S’


Learn to increase the use regular past tense verbs.

 Lola the Lion Flipbook


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Model an action followed by a verbal model using the pronoun “I” followed by a past tense regular verb. For example, model the action of walking. As you head for the door, stop and model “I walked.”

Show a photo of an activity that you were engaged in while modeling a phrase that demonstrates how you felt in the past, for example:  “I loved swimming” or “I hated going on that ride.” Follow up asking a question about a specific past tense activity that the individual was engaged in, for example: “Tell me how you felt about your trip.”


lion on a field

Present shared background knowledge to the individual regarding activities that happened in the past. Some examples: “We went on a field trip yesterday and did lots of things; we looked at animals, played a fun game, and did lots more.” Explain that in the story “Lola the Lion,” we will be talking about her day.

Present the purpose of the story that will be read to the child so they have knowledge of what to listen for. For example, “we are reading a story about a lion named Lola; we will learn about all the things she did.” Then instruct the individual to listen to the story so that they can tell what Lola did.

Download the teaching materials at the end of this lesson. Read the story. Focus on the past tense verbs.

Reread the story together. Wait for the individual to read out loud the past tense verbs.

If he/she has difficulty producing a past tense verb, you may model a sentence. Allow the individual to try again.



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Connect the device to a computer with a USB cable or Bluetooth module. Let the person practice writing the target words into a word document.

If you are using WordPower (Saltillo or TouchChat), save the person’s writing using Stories and Scripts within the vocabulary.  Learn more about this feature here.  

Read the story again, and have the person write target phrase on the computer.

Use this book as a template for the person to write their own story using their favorite animal, photos of classmates, or of themselves.

Use the included writing template with your student to write the story using computer emulation. Text can be inserted on each line using the AAC device connected to the computer either with a USB cable or a Bluetooth module. When one line is full, the student can tab to the next line. Stories can be printed and illustrations can be added.

Talk about past experiences that the person may have had. Ask the person to write a story about what he or she did, as well as how they felt about their experiences.




Model using past tense verbs during teachable moments. For example, after you complete an activity, state what action or activity had just occurred and how you felt about it, for example: “I played with my dog,” “I liked it.”

Use favorite toy activities such as fisher price animals and a barn to elicit phrases after an action or activity, such as “my horse walked down the road,” “What did your horse do?”

 Homework Card

Can-Do Cards are fun, motivational activities the entire family can do to help your child improve their communication skills. Most activities will fit nicely into your daily family routines.

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Common Core Standards
Below are references to the Common Core Standards organized by grade level and associated with the goals and objectives of this lesson plan. When considering which standards to target in your lessons with students, begin by looking at the standards at your student’s grade level. You may need to refer to that same standard at a lower grade level to adapt your lesson to best meet the needs of your student.