Helping Verb Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Help students gain a solid understanding of helping verbs with this lesson plan. Students will watch a lesson video explaining what they are and showing how they work with plenty of examples. Active learning throughout this lesson means concepts stick.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define helping verbs
  • identify helping verbs
  • explain how helping verbs work


1 hour for lesson plus time for activity


  • Chart paper and marker

Key Vocabulary

  • Helping verbs

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.1.b

Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.

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