Lesson: Fortune Cookie Verbs

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to identify verbs in a sentence and use them effectively in writing.

Lesson Plan

Do Now:
Students will complete an assignment in the context clues do now packet

Introduction:

Today we will focus on verbs and using verbs in our writing.  First we will view a Powerpoint to help us identify verbs in sentences.  Then we work on a special project with fortune cookies.  So let's begin.

Direct Instruction
:
Teacher will show a PowerPoint presentation to students reviewing what a verb is and then identifying the verbs in sentences.

Guided & Independent Practice:

Discuss what a fortune cookie is. Explain that fortune cookies contain messages of advice or good wishes for the recipient.

Ask students to bring out a small piece of paper. Tell them to write a "fortune" on this paper. The fortune must state something positive (no death wishes, etc.)

Have students fold up their papers and place them in a bucket or container.

The teacher should then walk around the room, allowing each student to select a fortune from the bucket.

Each student will then individually read the fortune aloud, identifying the verb(s) in each sentence.

Example: You will win the lottery. Verbs: will win

They can also identify which are helping verbs, main verbs, and verb tenses.

 
Closing
:
Write your fortune for the future.  Where will you be?  How successful will you be.  Make sure you use at least two action verbs.

Lesson Resources

Context Clues Do Now Exercises   Starter / Do Now
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Verbs   Smart Board
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