This Common Core aligned lesson is designed to build students’ knowledge of what are indicative, imperative, interrogative,
conditional, and subjunctive moods. The lesson can be taught by you or a substitute in one to two class periods (and I’ve had feedback that this works well) but I planned it to be taught as five mini-lessons, one for every day of the week. This allows students to absorb the concept and use it in several ways over a longer time period. In this way, the knowledge should stay with them. I intended these activities to be used first thing in class every day as a bell-ringer activity. Since they are short assignments, they are simple and fundamental and get right to the heart of the matter.
I think having all the little pieces in place such as knowing what are these moods in writing is essential to strong, unambiguous writing.
This lesson contains:
• All teacher instructions
• Handout and worksheet on “What Are Indicative and Imperative Moods” with KEY
• Worksheet titled “What Are Interrogative, Conditional, and Subjunctive Moods” with KEY
• Study worksheet titled “Defining the Moods of Verbs” with KEY
• Worksheet titled “Using Mood” with KEY
• Objective “Quiz over Mood” with KEY
Have fun with this non-threatening way to learn the five moods of verbs!
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1c Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood.