Sometimes, teaching/introducing modal auxiliary verbs can be overwhelming-especially for new teachers, because there is NO EXACT AGREEMENT on a specific list of modals, nor is there perfect alignment in the different uses of modals.
With that said, this "turtle-theme" mini-lesson exposes students to the nine most common modals, but only features three of them and the four common uses of them in interrogative sentences.
With modal verbs, my goal has always been to make students aware of how modals function in sentences and to guide them in the proper grammatical uses of them-however it is always a challenge to keep students from becoming overwhelmed when a "bevy" of modals are introduced.
For that reason, I created small "chunks" of modal mini-lessons- and I feel confident that my modal mission will be accomplished successfully! Sometimes, LESS is MORE!
As always, happy teaching!