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GRAMMAR: Present Tense Verb - plural

EXAMPLE: He eats spiders.

DATE ADDED: Dec 03, 2009


    Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students use present tense plural verbs to form sentences to describe an original monster.  





  1. Explain that the students are going to make an original monster and pass out worksheet.
  2. Show them an example quickly - animal traits, a strange appetite or multiple body parts can easily make a monster. Draw it on the board and write 3-4 sentences: "Butracula eats pork. He flies to school. He lives in Tokyo.
  3. Give the students 5-10 minutes to write five sentences. They can draw a picture AFTER they finish their sentences.



  • Encourage higher level students to use like+infinitive, past tense, or relative clauses. But 1st year JHS are most likely to get excited about the activity.



  • For slow starters, get them going with the prompts, "He eats..." "She lives..." "He doesn't like..."
  • Use with worksheet Halloween Character Matching to give them some starter ideas.



  • For small classes, have students present their monster.
  • Some students will not get started at all. Even some of the smarter students won't like making an original character, so make this a supplement to the main lesson plan.

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