João Guerra João Guerra

Third person in the affirmative
Elementary level


In this lesson, students are to learn how to properly use verbs in the 3rd person singular, by means of at first reading a text on a series, so as to proceed to grammar explanation afterwards.


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Abc General questions
Abc Grammar questions
Abc Writing task
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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of verbs in the third person singular in the affirmative in the context of talking about people’s lives and daily routines

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide process writing practice of a short descriptive paragraphs in the context of describing people’s lives and daily routines


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students shall be shown an image from the main character of an American series an her family, and then asked who they think those people are. They’ll be asked if those people are a real, characters, a family, friends, etc.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students shall be given an adapted text over the life of the titular character of the American series. Said text is full of examples of verbs in the third person singular. Students are to read the text and answer general questions on it, which are to be handed to em by means of a Google Forms link. The answers will then be discussed with the whole group. TEXT QUESTIONS

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The examples of verbs in the third person singular in the text are literally going to be highlighted so that the students can notice their form and start focusing on them. The CCQs previously mentioned in this lesson plan can start to be employed right here.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

In the slides, it shall be given contrast between sentences in the first person singular and in the third person singular, by means of contrasting the teacher’s own life with the ones from the characters of the American series. The addition of the third person S is highlighted on every occasion it happens, so that students take note of it; it’s also shown how apart the 1st person singular form GO and HAVE are from their 3rd person counterparts, GOES and HAS. A final slide sums up the whole form part of the grammar introduced in this lesson, and it also shall be given as an example in every Google Forms task that follows this step of the procedure.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students are given a number of grammar exercises, all of them of the fill-in-the-gap kind. The final slide is presented as an guide at the very top of the Google Forms worksheet, so that students can quickly refer to it were they to feel confused. Answers shall be checked in group afterwards.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students are provided with a third Google Forms link. The very first image is again the final slide of the presentation, to be used as reference whenever students need it. The rest of the images are pictures of a number of people. Students are to imagine how the lives of those people are, and write affirmative sentences in the third person singular about how they go about their routines. Every person in the pictures is given a name so that we can quickly refer to them. The teacher is going to use the first person as an example so that students can properly practice their writing skills. Answers will be discussed in group.

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