Imperative Verbs Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What are imperative verbs and how are they used in writing and speech? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to summarize key points about imperative verbs. An activity gives students practice in the use of imperative verbs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'imperative verb'
  • discuss the characteristics of imperative verbs
  • list examples of imperative verbs
  • explain the uses of imperative verbs

Length

30 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1

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

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.1.C

Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.8.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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