Exploring Types of Verbs Unit Plan

Unit Plan

Exploring Types of Verbs Unit Plan

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Suitable for Grades: 3 - 5

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.

 Overview

Objectives

  • To identify action, helping, and linking verbs.
  • To correctly use past, present, and future simple tense verbs.
  • To review past, present, and future simple verb tenses and to introduce irregular verbs.
  • To identify and effectively incorporate irregular verbs in written work.
  • To write sentences with correct subject and verb agreement.
  • To understand and identify the past perfect tense.
  • To understand and identify the present perfect tense.
  • To understand and identify the future perfect tense.
  • To assess students' understanding of all types of verbs taught within the unit.

This unit provides opportunities for cross-curricular integration, especially in writing. Be sure to review all lesson plans and resources prior to commencing the unit. Ensure that there is ample wall space for posters and charts used in this unit.

 Lessons

60 minutes
Lesson 1

Action, Helping, and Linking Verbs

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 2

Past, Present, and Future Tense Verbs

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 3

Verb Tenses and Irregular Verbs

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 4

Irregular Verbs - The Oddballs

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 5

Subject-Verb Agreement

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 6

The Past Perfect Tense

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 7

The Present Perfect Tense

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 8

The Future Perfect Tense

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

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60 minutes
Lesson 9

Types of Verbs Assessment

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 Curriculum alignment


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