Improve students' sentence structure with a card game focusing on correct subject-verb agreement.
Need a Subject-Verb Agreement Game?
Teaching subject-verb agreement? It seems that at the beginning of every year, teachers have to go back to basics to review and reteach subject-verb agreement. Why don’t these concepts stick with kids once the lesson is taught?
The simplest answer is…practice. After being taught the rules that govern subject-verb agreement, students need lots of practice in order to retain the information. Daily practice and engaging repeated learning activities focusing on the skill are critical to information retention.
This printable and editable subject-verb agreement card game provides that practice. It includes instructions and 24 game cards.
This game can be played in two ways. Students can use the cards to play a game of Concentration or use the alternate rules and turn it into a game of Go Fish!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this activity as:
- a lesson warm-up
- a lesson wrap-up
- a fast finishers activity
- whole-class review (via smartboard.)
For struggling readers and writers, try the following differentiation ideas:
- provide a subject-verb agreement 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.
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This resource was created by Kiri, a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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