Our Modal Auxiliaries lesson plan introduces students to the unusual verbs can, will, shall, may, could, would, should, might and must. Though these verbs can be challenging, understanding how to use them properly will assist students in writing with proper grammar. During this lesson, students are asked to identify modal auxiliaries in provided sentences and write the reason why they’re used (showing politeness/issuing a command, changing a tense, or showing the possibility of something), demonstrating their understanding of how these verbs are used. Students are also asked to answer short answer questions about the lesson material.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the purpose of modal auxiliaries, identify them in sentences, and write sentences using them.