We need to learn more about Modal Verbs, so that we can create further classes in K-12 English Language Arts and Humanities. For some reason, there is a certain language which has not been fully explored yet. This language is derived from all of the languages which use verb tenses in everyday life, such as German, French, and Spanish. These verb tenses vary from single to multiple tenses of action.
For example, when you go up a flight of stairs, the active verb is stair. When you’re talking about taking a long time, the active verb is taking a long time. For example, in English we often say, “He took his time deciding,” when we are complimenting someone or after a long period of time.
The verb tenses vary from one situation to another. In many situations, the verb tenses are blended together, without being closely connected to each other. For example, the active verb in a sentence like, “I know they’re on the rise, so I’m selling,” may be mixed with the passive verb, “my house fell into disrepair.”
In this example, a student’s grammar book will only cover the active verb in the sentence and will not include the active verb, the passive verb or the past tense. Not all verbs have a single instance, and the verbs are continually changing.
Also, when speaking Spanish, sometimes the verbs are combined with the past tense. For example, the verbs to be, did, and had may be combined to form the active verb, the. When a teacher says, “They were working,” it can mean, “The employee worked during the morning, before the hours change.”
The passive voice is an important part of any language that uses verb tenses and requires the student to have a solid grasp of the tense system. This is because the passive voice shows how an action that was performed by someone is the result of someone else’s action.
The student should not only be able to tell what happens when the action was performed, but he or she should also be able to describe the nature of the action in the passive voice. This is important because we cannot always connect a sequence of events to each other in English. For example, if an action was performed, and then something else happens, we cannot always say, “The employee worked.”
K-2 worksheets help a student to practice this skill, in an easy way. They are a great way to help build vocabulary and understanding. Using this worksheet is like putting together a puzzle, because it combines several different forms of communication in a relatively short period of time.