Exploring Types of Verbs Unit Plan

Exploring Types of Verbs Unit Plan

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This English Language Arts unit explores several types of verbs including action, helping, linking, irregular, simple tense, and perfect tense verbs. This unit is intended for upper-elementary students that have some prior knowledge of action verbs.

It consist of 9 lessons approximately 60 minutes in duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Action, Helping, and Linking Verbs

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify action, helping, and linking verbs.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Past, Present, and Future Tense Verbs

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A 60 minute lesson in which the students will learn about past, present, and future simple tense verbs.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Verb Tenses and Irregular Verbs

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A 60 minute lesson designed to review past, present, and future simple verb tenses and to introduce irregular verbs.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Irregular Verbs - The Oddballs

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and practice using irregular verbs.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Subject-Verb Agreement

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A 60 minute lesson in which students identify and practice subject-verb agreement.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

The Past Perfect Tense

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A 60 minute lesson in which students practice identifying the past perfect tense within a text.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

The Present Perfect Tense

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A 60 minute lesson in which students practice identifying the present perfect tense within a text.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

The Future Perfect Tense

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A 60 minute lesson in which students practice identifying the future perfect tense within a text.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Types of Verbs Assessment

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A comprehensive assessment to be given at the end of the unit to assess students' understanding of various types of verbs.

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Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 2 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.D
Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.A
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.

Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.D
Form and use regular and irregular verbs.

Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.B
Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will have walked) verb tenses.

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.C
Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and condition

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Conventions of Standard English > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.D
Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.*


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