When students write a narrative, one type of mistake I tend to see concerns verb tense. Students lose focus of what time frame they’re in and choose an inappropriate verb form. Have you observed these kinds of mistakes as well?
Practice makes perfect, as they say, so calling students’ attention to time frame as they proofread and revise their own writing is important. A useful exercise to develop this sensitivity is looking for inconsistencies in other texts. If you’d like to challenge upper level students to identify errors with verb forms and heighten their awareness of time frame, please check out my Time Frame_handout.
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