Reflection: Checks for Understanding Exploring Subject-Verb Agreement, Learning about Magical Realism, and Writing Narratives - Section 1: One of my Friends is Crazy! Indefinite Articles and Subject-Verb Agreement


Most student understood, and reflected that understanding in their writings, that indefinite pronouns can be tricky, particularly as prepositional phrases are involved, as in this sample student response.  Specifically, this student correctly uses the indefinite pronoun, "anyone" as a singular, which is correct.  Often, students equate this word with "all" and make it plural.  However, pointing out this issue in s-v agreement is only the beginning step, and I know that I'll need to reinforce these skills quite a bit in contextualized writing as well as in additional exercises.  For an opening salvo, the uptake was good, including the puzzled looks and comments of "how can this be?" since many singular indefinite pronouns are counter-intuitively singular (everyone, every, each).

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Exploring Subject-Verb Agreement, Learning about Magical Realism, and Writing Narratives

Unit 10: Writing about Art: Exploring Image and Linguistic Connections
Lesson 5 of 8

Objective: SWBAT write standard, grammatically-correct prose by exploring subject verb agreement and by writing narratives.

Big Idea: "One of my friends is crazy"... is grammatically correct an a good premise for a Marquez short story, as we will find out!

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