Good and Well
Lesson 5 of 12
Objective: SWBAT distinguish between using the words "good" and "well" appropriately.
I explain to students that many people use the words "good" and "well" inappropriately. Today, we will learn when to use "good" and when to use "well." I tell them that "good" is an adjective that is used to describe a noun. "Well" is an adverb that is used to describe a verb. These are grammar rules that should be used in writing, as well as speaking.
We use the attached Powerpoint presentation to practice using "good" and "well" appropriately. I do slides 2-4. We do slides 5 - 7. Students do slides 8 - 11 independently. When some students still struggle, I tell them in order to determine which to use, "good" or "well," stop and ask themselves whether they are describing a noun or a verb. If it's a noun, use "good." If it's a verb, use "well."
For this portion of the lesson, we have a study bee. I have students to line up across the front of the class like it's a spelling bee. They, then, take turns using "good" or "well" appropriately as I call out either word for them to construct a grammatically correct sentence using the word "good" or "well." The last student left standing is the winner.
As a quick check for understanding, I give my students a quiz on the proper use of "good" and "well." I have them to exchange papers to check the quiz. The majority of the students have mastered the skill, but a few still struggle. For them, I will incorporate small group, re-teaching into future lessons.
To close the lesson, I ask students to complete an exit ticket to write about what they learned about the proper use of "good" and "well" and share whole group. I am listening for them to say, when talking about a noun, use "good." When talking about a verb, use "well."