This symbol shows that the tense (i.e. past, present or future) in a piece of writing has changed inappropriately. This often happens when a child gets caught up in their writing and perceives the events happening as they write about them.
The teacher may highlight the incorrect verb to help the child see where the problem is. Often in children's writing, the incorrect tense then carries on through the remainder of the text. The teacher may only highlight the first instance to draw the child's attention to this problem.
The child responds by writing the correct verb above the incorrect one.
Examples to follow.
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