A 60-minute lesson where students identify and practice subject-verb concordance. Now that you`ve covered the rules of subject-verb agreement, guide your students through an activity so they can apply what they`ve learned and have fun. The online game "Space Verbs 1" on "Got Kids Games" is free to play and you can easily display it on an interactive whiteboard such as a smart card. The game is spatial: a sentence is displayed with a space in which the verb must be located, then two planets are displayed with each a possible verb form. You can divide the class into teams and have the first team raise their hand for each question, and even allow a team member to go ahead and choose their answer. If you don`t have an interactive whiteboard, you can simply write any sentence and each set of answers on the board. Verifying the SubjectVerb agreement doesn`t have to be laborious. In this minilesson, high school students explore subject-verb concordance using real-life examples of newspapers and song lyrics. In addition to checking and identifying both correct and incorrect subject-verb correspondence, students examine when it may be appropriate to use non-grammatical language and talk about the difference between formal and informal language.
They then invent quiz questions that they can share with their colleagues. The gist of the lesson is to ask students to know how this important grammatical rule is used (or deliberately ignored) in a large number of environments. Now that your class is warmed up and ready for teaching, you have a discussion about the rules of subject-verb agreement. Explain that singular subjects take singular verbs and plural subjects take plural verbs. Be sure to discuss contemporary, past, and future forms and incorporate verbs such as "ist," "are," "was," and "were." Write examples of singular and composite themes on the board, as well as singular and plural verbs, and ask students to identify the correct verbs for different topics. Also give examples of false sentences and read them aloud so that students can hear how stupid they can seem if the topics and verbs do not match. A dice game for couples of students to practice specialized distribution agreement and sentence writing. To view the rest of this lesson plan, upgrade to the Plus plan. Celce-Murcia, M., &Larsen-Freeman, D. (1999).
The agreement copula and subjectverb. In The grammar book: An ESL/EFL teacher`s course, (2. 53-78). Boston: Heinle & Heinle. A 26-slide PowerPoint presentation that can be used in teaching different types of verbs. This unit for the English arts studies different types of verbs, including action, help, interconnection, the irregular and simple form of time, and the perfect immodification of time. This unit is aimed at pupils in upper primary education who have prior knowledge of action. Before you dive into the grammatical rules, give your class an exercise to warm you up and prepare you for teaching. Without telling them the meaning of the lesson, ask your students to write a few sentences for you. Let them write a sentence in which they tell you about an exciting thing they did recently and a sentence in which they tell you about an exciting thing they did with another person.
After writing is complete, call on some students to read their sentences aloud and let the class respond briefly. Write each student`s sentences on the board and highlight themes and verbs and explain that you will teach how subjects and verbs must match to work. . . .