The Weekly Text, May 8, 2020: A Lesson Plan on Using Modal and Conditional Verbs

This is the second lesson plan on the use of modal and conditional verbs that I’ve posted in the last week. I wrote two of these in order to break up the forms of these verbs and to help students build their understanding of them through extensive practice in their use.

I open this lesson with this Cultural Literacy worksheet on the subjunctive mood of verbs. The subjunctive is a challenging area of usage, and I probably need to take a look at both of these lessons on modals and conditionals to make sure the use of the subjunctive is clear. If this lesson goes into a second day, here is an Everyday Edit worksheet on Ida B. Wells, the great journalist (and don’t forget that if you and your students like Everyday Edit worksheets, the generous people at Education World give away a yearlong supply of them at their website).

This scaffolded worksheet and its accompanying learning support  are the central work of this lesson. While the support contains material specific to this lesson, if you remove that from the bottom of the document, and change the header, you will have a learning support on modal verbs that can be used more broadly than the confines of this lesson. Finally, here is the teacher’s copy of the worksheet to make delivering this lesson a bit easier.

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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