ALEX Lesson Plan


Building Everlasting Relationships: Understanding Subject-Verb Agreement in Sentences.

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Author:Kaleda Williams-Zanders
System: Hale County
School: Greensboro Middle School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 33186


Building Everlasting Relationships: Understanding Subject-Verb Agreement in Sentences.


In this technology-driven lesson, students will independently review subject-verb.  As a culminating activity, they will complete an interactive grammar lesson using English Grammar 101.

This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
ELA2015 (7)
36. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.7.1]
a. Demonstrate knowledge of subject-verb agreement when interrupted by a prepositional phrase, with inverted word order, with indefinite pronouns as subjects, compound subjects joined by correlative and coordinating conjunctions, and collective nouns when verb form depends on the rest of the sentence. (Alabama)
b. Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences. [L.7.1a]
c. Choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas. [L.7.1b]
d. Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.* [L.7.1c]

Local/National Standards:


Primary Learning Objective(s):

The Student Will:

  • review the meaning of subject-verb agreement
  • review subject-verb agreement variations
  • demonstrate an understanding of subject-verb agreement by completing an independent assignment.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

31 to 60 Minutes

Materials and Resources:


Technology Resources Needed:

laptops (one per student)

internet access

Edmodo accounts for teacher and students

PowerPoint capabilities

English Grammar 101 Link

Subject-Verb Agreement Edmodo Post

Subject-Verb Agreement PowerPoint



  • Explicit instruction on Subject-Verb Agreement has been conducted
  • Established Edmodo Account
  • Ensure PowerPoint and Edmodo are supported on all student laptops
  • Review the Edmodo Post to ensure understanding of student tasks.
  • Upload Subject-Verb Agreement Edmodo Post to Edmodo as an ASSIGNMENT.
  • Upload English Grammar 101 Link
  • Upload Subject-Verb Agreement PowerPoint
  • Upload English Grammar 101 Documentation Form

  • Student:
  • Prior knowledge of Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Established Edmodo Account for Class
  1. Upload the Subject-Verb Agreement Edmodo Post, the Subject-Verb Agreement PowerPoint, the English Grammar 101 Documentation Form, and the English Grammar 101 Link to Edmodo prior to class.
  2. At the beginning of class, review with students the information learned about subject-verb agreement. It is important that students have some prior knowledge of subject-verb agreement so that they can complete the Edmodo assignment.
  3. Have students log into laptops.
  4. Have students log into Edmodo.
  5. Review the Edmodo assignment with students to ensure they know how to properlly find the links and know how to properlly turn in an Edmodo assignment.
  6. Allow students time to complete the assignment posted to Edmodo.
  7. As students work through the lesson, circulate through the classroom to ensure they are doing the proper lessons and the monitor their progress.
  8. At the end of the lesson, ensure that all students have submitted their assignments.


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Assessment Strategies

The English Grammar 101 lesson will be used as an assessment of student retention. In addition, the teacher will use observations to indicate student understanding.


Students who grasp the concept of subject-verb agreement well may do an extension assignment in which they will create worksheets practicing this skill for their classmates. These worksheets could then be uploaded to Edmodo for extra practice for struggling students.



Those students who struggle with this concept can have a peer tutor aide them in completing their assignment.

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.