A Complete Lesson Plan on Nouns as the Indirect Objects of Verbs

OK, folks, here is the big post of the day, to wit, a complete lesson plan on nouns as the indirect objects of verbs. I open this lesson with this worksheet on homophones worksheet on the verbs (and nouns) compliment and complement. Here is the scaffolded worksheet at the center of this lesson; here too is teacher’s copy of the worksheet.

Now a few quick words of explanation. The verb and noun complement is often used in grammar manuals to describe predicates consisting of direct and indirect objects (and by the way, I posted a lesson plan on nouns as the direct objects of verbs a few days back that works well with this lesson), so I want students to recognize that meaning of this polysemous word when they see it. As I mentioned in the post on direct objects, this point of grammar will help students when they undertake to study a foreign language. Direct and indirect objects, particularly in inflected languages, require different case endings. For example, in Russian the direct object takes the accusative case ending, but indirect objects are in the dative case.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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