Resource List for Teaching the Past Perfect Tense

Reach To Teach Grammar Tenses

I had heard about your need for Past Perfect resources. Alas, be in need no more. I’ve compiled some of the inter-web’s best and put them at your fingertips. Go forth and teach, like a boss.

Understanding and Teaching the Past Perfect

EnglishPage puts together a great summary of the Past Perfect.

How and When to make the Past Perfect Tense from Perfect English Grammar (The name says it all, does it not?)

No frills, clean, and direct presentation of the Past Perfect from’s handy guide to the Past Perfect.

Practicing the Past Perfect

Explanations and exercises to challenge your use of the Past Perfect.

A simple yet effective online tool for testing Past Perfect comprehension.

A helpful comparison of the Past and Past Perfect uses (and pitfalls) with online quizzes to boot.

Twenty-five links to Past Perfect exercises so you’ll never be at a loss.

The Past Perfect examples from songs. And more songs!

Games and Activities for the Classroom

Fifteen fun ways of practicing the Past Perfect!

Seven perfect activities for teaching the Past Perfect Tense.

The BBC encourages you to do your best acting and really get the kids into visualizing the Past Perfect.

An online flash game helping your students distinguish between the Past vs. Present Perfect.

Past Perfect Coincidences

Looking for vintage and antique memorabilia?

Skip work and catch this Canadian film I’ve never heard of.

Maybe curl up with a book?

Or just catch a nice dinner in the Nashville area.

The Grammar Tenses

  1. Simple Present (main verb)
  2. Simple Past (past tense of main verb)
  3. Simple Future (will or shall + main verb)
  4. Present Perfect (have or has + past participle of verb)
  5. Past Perfect (had + past participle of verb)
  6. Future Perfect (will or shall + have + past participle of verb)
  7. Present Progressive (form of “be” verb + “ing” form of main verb)
  8. Past Progressive (past tense of form “be” verb + “ing” form of main verb)
  9. Future Progressive (will or shall + be + “ing” form of main verb)
  10. Present Perfect Progressive (have or has + been + “ing” form of main verb)
  11. Past Perfect Progressive (had + been + “ing” form of main verb)
  12. Future Perfect Progressive (will or shall + have + been + “ing” form of main verb)
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