There aren't a lot of resources out there for teaching negative inversion. That's the form in which the verb comes before the subject when the sentence starts with a negative word such as:
* Nowhere else do we have such fun.
* Not only do I like coffee but I also like tea.
* Never have I seen such a beautiful sunset.
It's not the most common form to use, but it still crops up in the textbook every now and then. And honestly, advanced students do need to at least recognize the form and understand sentences that use it.
If you have ever had to teach negative inversion, however, you know that it's difficult for students. Because it's so rarely used, students don't get much input of this form. And many grammar books omit it, so students haven't learned it before. That also means you, as the teacher, don't have a lot of resources out there.
That's why I made this lesson plan which is all you need to demystify negative inversion and actually make it quite easy for your students.
This complete lesson plan includes:
• Complete Teacher’s Notes on how to present the negative inversion and go through it's form, meaning, and usage.
• A Common Negative Expressions Handout for student reference or to use as example sentences while presenting
• A Negative Inversion Rules Discovery Exercise, where students analyze sentences to deduce how negative inversion is formed.
• A Negative Inversion Worksheet that features scaffolded practice moving from filing in a word to two to writing complete sentences.