Provide students with subject-verb agreement practice with this worksheet focusing on using ‘is’ and ‘are’ correctly.
Subjects and Verbs Must Agree!
The rules of subject-verb agreement are clear. Verbs change depending on whether the subject of a sentence is singular or plural. As adults, we understand this concept. However, students often struggle to make their subjects and verbs agree, especially when deciding whether to use ‘is’ or ‘are’ in their sentences. This printable and editable subject-verb agreement worksheet includes instructions, eight fill-in-the-blank questions and space for students to write sentences of their own.
This worksheet focuses specifically on the use of ‘is’ and ‘are’ in context. Students are directed to complete sentences using each verb correctly. An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as:
- an English Groups Activity
- a lesson warm-up
- a lesson wrap-up
- a fast finishers activity
- a homework assignment
- a whole-class review (via smartboard.)
For struggling readers and writers, try the following differentiation ideas:
- provide an anchor chart or other reference materials for students to refer to during independent practice
- complete the activity in a 1:1 setting or provide small-group instruction.
- partner struggling readers with other students to assist in the reading component of the activity.
Easily Download & Print
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Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on thick card and slipping it into a write-and-wipe sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker then erase and reuse them.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
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This resource was created by Kirstin Sowers, a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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