Students will be able to contrast what happens habitually and what is happening right now using the present progressive tense.
Standards: Communication, Comparisons
L1: Demonstrate command of conventions and grammar when writing and speaking.
L2: Demonstrate command of conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative expression, word relationships, and nuances in language.
R5: Use structure of text, text components, and formatting to assist in understanding the text.
R9: Use two or more texts or cross-media materials to compare and contrast or build knowledge.
SL1: Participate effectively in a range of conversations demonstrating the ability to understand the ideas of others and clearly express your own.
SL2: Evaluate and use information from diverse media to understand and communicate.
SL6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts, audiences, and situations using the culturally appropriate registers and conventions.
Materials Used: anticipatory set, guided notes, guided and independent practice, game cards, answer keys
Estimated Time: 55 minutes
1. Students compare and apply uses of the present progressive and present indicative tenses.
2. Students reinforce learning with writing and speaking activities.