In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about grammar and subject-verb agreement. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Subject and Verb Agreement topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more.
Classroom Activities for Teaching Subject and Verb Agreement
Play a version of “Simon Says” with the whole class. You can change up the directions to explore subject and verb agreement. For example, you may tell the class, “I say, ‘Clap your hands two times’” or invite a volunteer and say, “He says, ‘Hop on one foot.’” Students can write down the directions in their notebooks, paying special attention to subject and verb agreement.
Have small groups or pairs do a “mad lib” together. They can write their own short story or paragraph or copy a passage out of a book, and remove a few of the subjects and verbs. Then have partners name singular or plural subjects and verbs to complete the story. Have teams read their stories to the class.
Family and Homeschool Activities for Teaching Subject and Verb Agreement
Select a passage from a book and have your child re-write the story by changing the subjects and verbs. He or she may want to turn singular subjects and verbs into plural ones. Encourage your child to be creative! Read the story out loud together.
Get the News
Together with your child, put out a family newsletter. It can include photos, drawings, and news items that share current information about the family. Have your child edit your news pieces. Be sure to include “mistakes” in subject and verb agreement.