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Stative Verbs Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Your students can probably list off a number of action verbs, but can they do the same for stative verbs? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain what a stative verb is, then has students up and moving in related activities.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define what stative verbs are
  • explain different types of stative verbs
  • differentiate between dynamic and stative verbs
  • discuss rules of stative verbs

Length

1 hour

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Dynamic verbs
  • Stative verbs

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.a

Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

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