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Is/Are Subject Verb Agreement Task Cards

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Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Years: 3 - 4

Practice using 'is' and 'are' correctly using a set of subject-verb agreement task cards.

Is or Are? Subject-Verb Agreement Activity

Writing with the correct subject-verb agreement is a key grammar skill. The use of ‘is’ versus ‘are’ may seem like a small detail, but students truly struggle with the concept. 

This set of task cards allows students to practice this skill and receive feedback on their sentence structure. Through this activity, students will gain the ability to write complete and correct sentences and apply common subject-verb agreement rules.

To use, students read the sentence on the card and complete the sentence using ‘is’ or ‘are’. Students can record their answers and check for accuracy using the answer key. 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your English lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this set of grammar task cards to enhance learning through guided writing groups or whole-class lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts. 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Provide less-confident students with supplementary resources, such as a poster or anchor chart, to support them in completing the activity.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage fast finishers to continue working on subject-verb agreement by editing and revising their own writing pieces or by creating additional task cards to go along with the set.

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Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

To keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks, punch a hole in each corner to place them on a binder ring. 

This resource was created by Kirstin Sowers, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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