Basic verb moods
Duration: 1 hour
- By the end of the lesson, the student will be able to identify the three main verb moods: the indicative, the imperative, and the subjunctive.
Introduction (5 minutes):
- Introduce the concept of verb moods, which are the ways in which verbs express a speaker’s attitude towards an action.
- Explain that there are three main verb moods: the indicative, the imperative, and the subjunctive.
Activity 1 (20 minutes):
- Using the whiteboard, draw a table with three columns and label them “Indicative,” “Imperative,” and “Subjunctive.”
- Have the student make examples of each verb mood in the columns, and then explain the differences between them.
- Indicative – expresses facts or opinions,
- Imperative – expresses commands or requests
- Subjunctive – expresses desires, wishes, or doubts
Activity 2 (20 minutes):
- Have the student complete a worksheet on verb moods
- The worksheet will ask the student to identify the verb moods in a variety of sentences
Conclusion (15 minutes):
- Review the main points of the lesson, have the student explain what the three verb moods are
- Answer any remaining questions
- Assign homework
- Introduction to verb moods
- Activity 1: define and provide examples of each verb mood
- Activity 2: complete a verb moods worksheet
- Conclusion and review