You know those times you want to teach subject-verb agreement but you aren't sure how to fit it into the curriculum in a way that makes sense? Well, I always wanted to and I finally did it on my own, using John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
This is a twelve page Microsoft Word doc. It is a five page lesson plan and a seven page overhead / handout. (You can use the seven pages as an overhead if you have an elmo or a projector, you can use the seven pages as a handout, or you can do both.) The lesson plan is incredibly detailed. It contains expected student responses to the do-now, the rationale behind the do-now, the common core alignment and standard, mini-lesson, definitions, pivotal questions, examples, group-work, summation, etc. It even has a reading log prompt if you want the students to do some additional reading and practice on their own. It is print ready and perfect in case you use this lesson during an observation or if you simply want to make sure you have the best, most detailed lesson plan you can have.
The overhead / handout is very student friendly. It contains space and graphic organizers for answers, responses, and student work. If you have a differentiated classroom this will work perfectly for you.
This specific lesson teaches the students how to conjugate action verbs correctly (present, past, and future tenses) and uses Of Mice and Men.
I have additional Of Mice and Men lessons, most of which center around grammar, sentence structure, and language use, so if you feel this lesson is a success, please feel free to check out my other lessons.
PLEASE NOTE: You can easily break this lesson up to last up to a whole week if you prefer. Repetition with verb conjugations is key!