Grammar is loaded with abstract concepts that are sometimes very hard to grasp. This interactive powerpoint consists of three lessons and two extra practice games that simplify the challenging concept of subject-verb agreement.
The first lesson begins with a story about two characters (Mrs. Subject and Mr. Verb) who conquer their problem of disagreement. The following lessons include these characters to connect a familiar concept of “getting along” with the grammatical concept of agreement.
Lesson One “The Big Disagreement” – In lesson one, two main characters, Mrs. Subject and Mr. Verb, have a problem with agreement. A little helper joins them to explain that most of the time, subjects and verbs will “share” an –s between them. The story is told in poetry form. Extra practice choosing the best verb to match singular and plural subjects is linked to the last page of the story. (Slide 12)
Lesson Two “Mrs. Subject and Mr. Verb Agreement Lesson” – In lesson two, Mrs. Subject and Mr. Verb explore the meaning of the words singular and plural. They also learn that singular subjects usually have no –s and singular verb usually do have an –s. Extra practice in identifying singular and plural subject-verb combinations is linked to the last page of Lesson Two. (Slide 26)
Lesson Three “Practice in Agreement” – Lesson three combines a minilesson on singular and plural exception words and practice in choosing which sentence shows correct subject-verb agreement.
“Extra Games and Practice” – Two games identifying correct and incorrect subject-verb agreement in the context of a story are included that can be played as a group, or students can play them independently.