I recently transitioned to online teaching again, so I really needed a way to showcase my original deck of 68 irregular verb flashcards in a digital format. I found a great program on ProProfs.com that allowed me to easily upload my images to the free flashcard maker, and voila! I now have a fantastic set of digital flashcards to use in my classes and share with my students, coworkers, and all my lovely followers!
I’ve organized this deck into groups by their verb change pattern. If you know irregular verb conjugations inside and out like I do, you’ve noticed that some of them have an -EN change (take, took, taken), some of them use the same past and past participle form (buy, bought, bought), and some of them are just plain bonkers (be, was/were, been)! Yes, I’ve even included a “bonkers” group. Ha! By grouping them according to change pattern, I’ve found that students are better able to navigate the changes and commit them to memory.
The digital flashcards are yours to use and share. If you would like to get your hands on a physical deck from Etsy, you can do that, too. I’ve also created a diy version for you to print, cut, and laminate on your own. Easy, peasy!
I still use my physical cards in the online classroom, because they are big enough to hold up to the camera for a clear view.
Handheld cards are great because you can flip through them at your preferred speed, pause to give instruction on usage, or use them as speaking prompts rather than rote memorization tools. Either way, photo flashcards are the way to go.
With 68 colorful cards, there are almost as many uses for them as you can think of. Play games, tell stories, and use in grammar activities as prompts. Check out my personal list of ideas and share your own as well! I hope you find these as useful as I do, did, done!
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