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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

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15-30 min.

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

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  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.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • 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.

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • 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.

 

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • 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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