Activity Overview

Students can practice the past, present, and future tenses by making a chart of their accomplishments in different stages of their lives! This simple chart allows students to practice their English grammar skills while also sharing about themselves as well as their hopes and dreams for the future. As this activity is three cells, it is a perfect introduction to the Storyboard Creator or the use of different tenses. Students will love finding characters and scenes to represent themselves when they were young, as they are now, and in the future as adults!

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a storyboard that shows you in the past, present, and future. Describe what you are doing in each using the correct verb tenses for past, present and future.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Using the template provided write your name on the left side of the chart.
  3. Add an illustration and description of you in the past. Describe what you did and what you enjoyed as a baby or small child.
  4. Add an illustration and description of you in the present. Describe what you do now and what you enjoy.
  5. Add an illustration and description of you in the future. Describe what you hope to be doing in the future. What will you be? What will you enjoy?

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/3/6] With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
  • [ELA-Literacy/SL/3/6] Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 3 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/3/1] Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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