Friday, 6 May 2011

Lesson Plan on Subject - Verb - Agreement

Form                         : 2B                                                                        Time : 1.50 - 2.25 p.m.
Level                         : Intermediate
Theme                       : Health
Topic                         : Grammar - Subject Verb Agreement
Objective                   : To teach students Subject - Verb - Agreement
Learning Outcomes    : By the end of the lesson, students should be able to :
                                  1) identify the correct use of subject-verb-agreement in sentences
                                  2) practicesubject-verb-agreement form in sentences of healthy lifestyle

Moral Values             : Cooperation
Educational Emphasis : CCTS and MI
Instructional Aids       : A computer / netbook, a projector, slides of pictures
Previous Knowledge : Students have learnt singular and plural nouns, and verbs
References                : Shanta, R., Kurup, U. & Lorenz, S. (2003) KBSM English Form 2.
                                       Selangor: Ministry of Education Malaysia.

Instructional Activity
Learning Activity
Set Induction
1.          Teacher greets the students.
2.         Teacher introduces today’s topic and activities.

1. Students greet teacher.
Activity 1

  1. Teacher shows slides of pictures on daily healthy routine of a girl.
  2. Teacher tells brief story about the girl in the pictures and the importance of practicing healthy routine.
  3. Teacher asks few students randomly to describe the actions done by the girl in the pictures.
  4. Teacher jots down students’ answers on the whiteboard.
  5. Teacher discusses students’ answers and tells them if the sentences are grammatically correct.
  6. Teacher recapitulates a brief lesson on singular and plural nouns, and verbs.
  7. Teacher teaches the rules of Subject-Verb-Agreement.
  8. Teacher asks students to copy down notes on Subject-Verb-Agreement she wrote on the whiteboard in their exercise books.

Activity 2

  1. Teacher explains the students are going to have group work.
  2. Teacher explains students are going to create a short story of healthy lifestyle using the correct form of subject-verb-agreement in groups.
  3. Teacher instructs the students to get themselves into four groups consist of five people.
  4. Teacher allocates 10 minutes for the students to complete the task.
  5. Teacher asks every group to present their stories in front of the class. They may use their own creativity to make a role play.
  6. Teacher gives comments for every presentation.

1.  Students listen to teacher’s story.

2.            The chosen students describe the actions of the girl.

3.            Students discuss their answers with teacher.

4.         Students copy teacher’s notes of subject-verb-agreement.

1.  Students listen to teacher’s instructions.

2.            Students get into their groups.

3.            Students complete the task given.

4.            Every group presents their story in front of the class.

  1. Teacher wraps up the lesson by asking students what they have learnt and the moral values gained.

1.            Students respond to teacher’s questions.

Subject is who or what does the action.
Verb is a word which shows action or state of being.

Subject is often a noun, and can be singular or plural.

Singular Nouns (one)                                                   Plural Nouns (more than one/many)
- I, You, He, She, Siti                                                 - They, We, Amir and I

Basic Rules : Singular subject takes a singular verb, a plural subject takes a plural verb.

Hint : Verbs do not form their plurals by adding 's' as nouns do. In order to determine which verb should you use, you must always refer to the subject.

Examples :

  • He (singular subject) writes (singular verb) a blog entry every day.
  • Siti (singular subject) reads (singular verb) a book before she (singular subject) enters (singular verb) the class.
  • I (singular subject) love (singular verb) chocolate.
  • We (plural subject) talk (plural verb) excitedly.
  • They (plural subject) are (plural verb) ambitious students.

    A verb must agree with its subject.
    Singular subject + singular verb, Plural subject + plural verb

    Review this note as many times as you want because you are going to take a test
    in  the next entry :)

    Happy Learning,
    Super Grammar.

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