Monday, February 10, 2014

Subject/Verb Agreement with Prepositions

1. IWBAT ensure that verbs agree with subjects that include prepositional phrases.
2. IWBAT cite evidence to support whether Steve Harmon is guilty or innocent of felony murder.

Why does Mr. T think this comic is funny?
If you think you know, leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

1. Do Now: Review the definition of prepositions and prepositional phrases:
prepositional phrase describes part of your sentence in greater detail, usually by telling you information about wherewhen, or how.
  • Every prepositional phrase starts with a preposition. A preposition is a word that connects nouns or pronouns to other words in a sentence.
  • The object of the preposition completes the description. It is the word that follows the preposition, and it always is or includes a noun.
Read through this list of commonly used prepositions:

2. Do Now (continued):  Review prepositions by playing these games (choose your own):

3. Sporcle Group Challenge: Your table group will compete against the other groups by identifying as many prepositions as you can in just a few minutes. When Mr. instructs you, click here to go to Sporcle.

4. Subject/Verb Agreement: Watch a BrainPop! video about subject/verb agreement. While you watch the video, complete the cloze notes with the words you see and hear.
  • Mr. T will show you this video. Please don't open it at school. (It slows the Internet down.)
  • If you are watching the video from home, you can use the username palmbeach and password palmbeach to access BrainPop.

5. Subject/Verb Agreement with Prepositions: Read this important note about subject/verb agreement, and then practice with Mr. T on your classwork paper.
When there is a prepositional phrase in the subject of a sentence, cross out or ignore the prepositional phrase when checking for subject/verb agreement.

6. Practice! Practice your ability to align verbs with subjects that include prepositions on Socrative (log into room number: kba).

7. Check Your Understanding! Now, test yourself by completing another activity on Socrative.

8. Read Monster: pp. 137-159 (or pp. 160-200, if time allows) (1:11:07 - 1:22:25 or 1:40:25)

If you finish early:
  • get more help on today's lesson here
  • play any of the review games listed in Task #2
  • complete today's article/activity on TeenBiz3000
  • read a book silently

Homework: "Still I Rise"


  1. The comic is funny because it shows the hobbit (I think?) speaking in incorrect vocabulary.

  2. This is funny because a teacher corrects the hobbit when he uses a plural word in a singular sentence.