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This engaging grammar lesson for middle school will review action, linking, and helping verbs and how they function in sentences. Teach how helping verbs control tense, voice, and mood with example sentences about ancient Greece.
Begin with a one page pre-assessment to find out what your 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th-grade students remember from the elementary standards about kinds of verbs and tense.
Use this PDF slideshow as you would an interactive Verbs PowerPoint lesson that you project on your whiteboard with prompts for students to answer or discuss. A Teacher Guide provides additional background information and questions to elaborate on the ideas in the presentation.
✔ What is a verb?
✔ Action verbs: transitive and intransitive
✔ Choosing the best specific verb in writing
✔ Linking verbs
✔ Revising sentences with Show, Don't Tell
✔ Helping verbs
✔ Subject-verb agreement
✔ Verb tense: simple, perfect, and progressive tenses
✔ Active and passive voice
✔ Indicative, interrogative, imperative, conditional, and subjunctive moods
✔ Basic sentence diagramming with verbs
This zipped folder includes 2 PDF files: a 60-page slideshow presentation and a 20-page Teacher Guide.
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