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Was/Were Subject Verb Agreement Worksheet

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Google Slide, PDF | 2 pages | Grades: 3 - 5

Provide students with additional subject-verb agreement practice with a worksheet focusing on using was and were correctly

Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet — Use Was or Were Correctly

Good grammar is essential in both speaking and writing, but for some students, it’s not an easy skill to grasp. This worksheet will help your students master the use of the verbs was and were. This printable and editable resource includes instruction and space to write.

This worksheet focuses only on the usage of was and were in composition. Students are directed to complete sentences using was or were correctly. Students will also be given the opportunity to extend their practice by writing a short written response of their own.

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:

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

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.

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This resource was created by Kirstin Sowers, a teacher in Illinois and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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