Provide students with additional subject-verb agreement practice with a 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 struggle to make their subjects and verbs agree, especially when 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 to write sentences of their own.
This worksheet focuses only on the usage of is and are in composition. Students are directed to complete sentences using each verb correctly. Students will also be given the opportunity to extend their practice by writing a short written response.
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 activity for:
- Guided writing groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- 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.
Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.
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 cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase 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.
Get more worksheets to have handy! Other verb-specific worksheets available are
- Do or Does? Worksheet
- Has or Have? Worksheet
- Was or Were? Worksheet
- Singular or Plural Subject Worksheet
This resource was created by Kiri, a teacher in Illinois and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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