Subject-verb agreement is a fundamental concept in English grammar that every student should learn. It is the basis of sentence structure, and without it, sentences become unclear and difficult to understand. In this lesson plan, we will explore the subject-verb agreement in the context of 5th-grade students.
Students will be able to identify and use correct subject-verb agreement in their writing.
– Whiteboard and markers
– Handout with subject-verb agreement rules
– Worksheets with practice exercises
– Sample sentences for group discussions
Begin the lesson by asking students if they know what subject-verb agreement is. Write the term on the whiteboard and explain that it refers to the agreement between subjects and verbs in a sentence.
Hand out a worksheet with subject-verb agreement rules, and go over the rules as a class. Some of the rules that can be covered are:
– Singular subjects take singular verbs (e.g., The boy is running)
– Plural subjects take plural verbs (e.g., The boys are running)
– Irregular verbs have their own conjugation (e.g., She goes to school every day)
Hand out worksheets with practice exercises, and have students work independently or in pairs to complete the activities. Walk around the classroom and provide assistance as needed.
After the practice exercise, have students work in small groups to discuss and correct the errors in sample sentences. Encourage them to explain why they made the changes they did.
Conclude the lesson by reviewing the subject-verb agreement rule and having students share their thoughts on the importance of using correct subject-verb agreement in their writing.
Assess students` understanding of subject-verb agreement by checking their answers on the worksheets and evaluating their participation in the group discussions.
Subject-verb agreement is a critical concept in English grammar and is essential for effective communication. By practicing correctly using this grammar rule, students can improve their writing and communication skills. Using this lesson plan, 5th-grade students will learn and understand the concept of subject-verb agreement and be able to incorporate it into their writing.