Basic verb moods

Basic verb moods
Basic verb moods

Duration: 1 hour

Objective:

  • 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.

Materials Needed:
-Whiteboard
-Whiteboard markers
-Paper
-Pencils

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

Summary:

  • Introduction to verb moods
  • Activity 1: define and provide examples of each verb mood
  • Activity 2: complete a verb moods worksheet
  • Conclusion and review

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