Grade 2

Subject Verb Agreement

Empowered Learner, Creative Communicator


Students will be able to learn about verb tenses by watching instructional videos on the definition of verb tenses and how they are used in sentences. Finally, students will be able to check their knowledge of verbs through games and online quizzes and apply their knowledge in their own writing.

Students will:

  • Understand the definition of verbs.
  • Understand the use of verb tense in a sentence.
  • Apply their knowledge in their own writing.

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Verb: A verb is any member of a class of words that function as the main elements of predicates, that typically express action, state, or a relation between two things, and that may be inflected for tense, aspect, voice, mood, and to show agreement with their subject or object.

  2. Subject: A subject is who or what the sentence is about.

  3. Agreement: An agreement is a correspondence in number, case, gender, person, or some other formal category between syntactically connected words, especially between one or more subordinate words and the word or words upon which they depend.  

To prepare for this lesson:

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the site in the Teacher Resources. 

Directions for this activity:

  1. Introduction: Have students watch the videos, Subject-Verb Agreement by Mind Blooming, and Subject Verb Agreement by Tiny Teaching.

  2. Then have them apply their knowledge by playing games, doing assessments, and writing.

  3. Activity: Allow them to practice their learning by playing several games:

Different options for assessing the students:

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Creative Communicator
6c. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
6d.Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

  • Students watch videos that combine words and songs/speech.
  • Students read directions for games and follow along to successfully pass levels and compete. 
  • Students choose a page from a book of their choice and highlight all of the subjects and verbs on the page.  Then they label the verbs either plural or singular. Are there any patterns?
  • Students can liven up their verbs with input from peers or teachers.

Choose a social study activity and create a way to show others: infographic, slideshow, or video.

  • Students use games to foster math skills. 
  • The = sign means agreement in math.  Show this several different ways and have a partner solve the problems.
  • Use a balance scale to make equal sides - weigh similar objects (rocks, marbles, etc.) and record the weights in metric and English.
  • Investigate treaties and the top five peace treaties in history. 
  • Ask an expert: Have someone come in and speak about contracts - teacher union rep, lawyer, etc.
  • Read or watch a documentary on an individual.

This task card was created by Caryn Parker, Gull Lake Virtual Partnership, January 2021.