Passive voice rhyming past participles poems activities

Instructions for teachers

There are several different activities which can be done with this poem, which I would probably do in the order given, but skipping some steps:

  1. Read out the poem and get students to guess what the object is each time before you say the last line of each verse. You can make this easier by using gestures to accompany each verse, as the poem has been designed so that the same gesture could go together with the false clue and the true clue. The gestures are:
  • Hands getting further apart to show the balloon being blown up
  • One hand going round and round to show the coffee being ground
  • One hand throwing seeds out onto the ground to show feeding a chicken
  • Biting a coin to check if it’s genuine and then giving it to someone
  • Taking something from your eye to show getting a contact lens that is falling out
  • Putting something on the seat and then sitting down to show hiding a whoopee cushion
  • Banging two rocks together to make a fire
  • Moving one hand up and down to show cutting cheese
  • Moving one hand quickly down your shirt to show opening a zip

Sound effects may also help make the meanings clear.

  1. Students listen to the poem again and do the gestures as soon as they remember or can work the gestures out from the clues or answer
  2. Students listen to the poem again and watch the gestures and try to remember the second line (or at least its last word) from the gesture and the fact that it must rhyme with the first line
  3. Students try to remember the last word of the first line and the rest of the poem, using the gestures to help
  4. Students try to remember the whole poem from just the gestures
  5. Students try to remember just the rhyming words (without hearing the rest of the poem)
  6. Students try to say past participles that rhyme with other past participles that the teacher says which are not in the poem
  7. Students try to remember the past participles in the poem when the teacher says the infinitives
  8. Students do one or more of the worksheets below
  9. Students write similar poems about other objects (probably without any accompanying gestures), perhaps using the list on the last page below to help them

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Is it grown? passive voice rhyming past participles poem

Is it grown?

No, it’s blown.

It’s a balloon.

 

Is it wound?

No, it’s ground.

It’s coffee.

 

Is it spread?

No, it’s fed.

It’s a bird.

 

Is it bent?

No, it’s spent.

It’s a coin.

 

Is it wept?

No, it’s kept.

It’s a contact lens.

 

Is it ridden?

No, it’s hidden.

It’s a whoopee cushion.

 

Is it hit?

No, it’s lit.

It’s a match.

 

It is beaten?

No, it’s eaten.

It’s cheese.

 

Is it torn?

No, it’s worn.

It’s a fleece.

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Rhyming past participles gapfill

Without looking above, fill the gaps below with rhyming verbs.

 

Is it grown?

No, it’s __________________________________.

It’s a balloon.

 

Is it wound?

No, it’s __________________________________.

It’s coffee.

 

Is it spread?

No, it’s __________________________________.

It’s a bird.

 

Is it bent?

No, it’s __________________________________.

It’s a coin.

 

Is it wept?

No, it’s __________________________________.

It’s a contact lens.

 

Is it ridden?

No, it’s __________________________________.

It’s a whoopee cushion.

 

Is it hit?

No, it’s __________________________________.

It’s a match.

 

It is beaten?

No, it’s __________________________________.

It’s cheese.

 

Is it torn?

No, it’s __________________________________.

It’s a fleece.

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Past participles practice

Without looking above, change the verbs above into the past participle, making sure that each pair rhyme. 

Is it grow?

No, it’s blow.

It’s a balloon.

 

Is it wind?

No, it’s grind.

It’s coffee.

 

Is it spread?

No, it’s feed.

It’s a bird.

 

Is it bend?

No, it’s spend.

It’s a coin.

 

Is it weep?

No, it’s keep.

It’s a contact lens.

 

Is it ride?

No, it’s hide.

It’s a whoopee cushion.

 

Is it hit?

No, it’s light.

It’s a match.

 

It is beat?

No, it’s eat.

It’s cheese.

 

Is it tear?

No, it’s wear.

It’s a fleece.

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Rhyming past participles list by vowel sound

au

found/ bound/ ground/ wound

 

e

bred/ fed/ spread

dealt/ felt/ knelt

sent/ bent/ lent/ meant/ spent

crept/ leapt/ kept/ slept/ swept/ wept

bet/ set/ let/ met/ upset

 

ei

made/ laid/ paid

taken/ shaken

 

i

ridden/ hidden/ forbidden

written/ bitten

driven/ given/ forgiven

hit/ lit/ quit

 

ee

been/ seen

read/ said

beaten/ eaten

 

o

sold

cost/ lost

 

O

grown/ mown/ thrown/ blown/ flown/ known/ shown

broken/ spoken/ woken

chosen/ frozen

 

or

born/ worn/ sworn/ torn/ drawn

caught/ fought/ bought/ sought/ taught/ brought/ thought

 

u

done/ begun/ won/ run

come/ become/ swum

cut/ shut

drunk/ shrunk/ sunk

hung/ sung/ stung/ rung

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PDF version for easy saving and printing: passive voice rhyming past participle poem

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