Subject Verb Agreement
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.
- Understand the definition of verbs.
- Understand the use of verb tense in a sentence.
- Apply their knowledge in their own writing.
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.
Subject: A subject is who or what the sentence is about.
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 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
Then have them apply their knowledge by playing games, doing assessments, and writing.
Activity: Allow them to practice their learning by playing several games:
- Play Subject Verb Trucks, Subject Verb Pop-Up Game, Later Gator, Dino Photo Shoot independent games.
- Two-player/multi-player games: Ninja Fighting Game, and Multiplayer Basketball Game.
- Have students download the .pdf of the ebook: Wheel of Subject-Verb Agreement: Explora Primary Schools (ebscohost.com).
Different options for assessing the students:
- Check for understanding
- Complete Subject Verb Agreement worksheet.
- Do evaluations: Subject Verb Agreement Quiz, Grammar Guide and Quiz, and 3rd Grade Quiz
- Students can choose a book and underline the subject and verb in each sentence (copy pages first). If a chapter book, they can choose one page, picture books, several pages.
MITECS Competencies & ISTE STANDARDS
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
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.
Devices and Resources
Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad
Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL
App, Extension, or Add-on:
MeL - Britannica K-5 and Explora
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
- 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.
- What is “symbiosis” and how is observed in nature? Look at Explora on MeL to discover: Symbiosis: How Different Animals Relate: Explora Primary Schools (ebscohost.com) or at MeL’s Britannica School K-5: symbiosis -- Britannica School (eb.com).
- Look at the use of hypotheses and “if then” statements in science. Collaborate to give examples as a small group.
- 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.