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SEMI-DETAILED LESSON PLAN IN ENGLISH VII

I. OBJECTIVES
At the end of the 60-minute session, the students should be able to:
identify the correct verb that should be paired with the subject in sentences;
construct sentences with correct subject and verb agreement; and
utter the significance of the agreement between the heart and the mind when
making sound decisions.

II. SUBJECT MATTER


Topic: Subject and Verb Agreement (Specific Rules)
References: Basic English VII (Mark Sanchez, 2015), pages 66-69
Materials: PowerPoint Presentation, Agree and Disagree Signs, Board of
Prizes, Tokens, Illustration Boards
Value Infused: Making Sound Decisions

III. PROCEDURE
A. Preliminary Activities
1. Greetings
2. Classroom Management
3. Prayer and Food for Thought
4. Checking of Attendance

B. Drill
“Group Word Search!”
The class will be divided into three groups. Each team must work together to
find five words hidden in the given set of letters that will be projected on the white
screen. A representative from each group will be assigned to write their answers on
the illustration board that will be provided by the teacher. The first group who will
be able to raise their illustration board containing the five correct answers will win.
A three-minute time limit will be allotted.

ANSWERS:
1. drizzle
2. vocalize
3. equinox
4. backflip
5. jukebox

C. Review
- Last time, we have already discussed the basic rule of the subject and verb
agreement. Can you still recall it? Take a look at these two sentences.

The student is very active.


The students are very active.

- Based on these two examples, what is the basic rule of the subject and
verb agreement?
Basic Rule:
A singular subject takes a singular verb, while a plural subject takes a plural
verb.

- Will you give an example of a sentence with a singular subject and a


singular verb?
- Now, will you give an example of a sentence with a plural subject and a
plural verb?

D. Motivation
“Agree or Disagree?”
The class will be divided into three groups. A representative from each group
will be given an “agree” sign and a “disagree” sign. Five sentences with either a
correct or an incorrect subject and verb agreement will be flashed on the white
screen. If the flashed sentence is grammatically correct, the representatives will have
to raise the “agree” sign, if not, they will have to raise the “disagree” sign. The signs
should only be raised after the 5-second timer, for every round, runs out. This is a
best-of-five game. In case of a tie, a clincher round will be held.

- What have you noticed about the given sentences?


- Why did you agree with some and disagree with some?
- By that, do you now have an idea what our lesson for today is?
- The objectives of the lesson will be presented to the students.
E. Lesson Proper
The teacher will discuss the lesson using the PowerPoint presentation that
will be projected on the white screen.
- Today, we are going to discuss five specific rules of the subject and verb
agreement.
- For the first rule, will you analyze this sentence?
Somebody believes in me.

- What have you noticed about the subject? Is it singular or plural?


Note: Somebody is an example of an indefinite pronoun and it always take a
singular verb.

- What do you think is our first rule?


Rule #1: Indefinite pronouns that end with –one, –thing, or –body are
singular. (e.g., anyone, everything, somebody, etc.)
Example:
1. Everyone is excited.

- Here is another example:


Nobody trusts a liar.

- Will you identify the indefinite pronoun in this sentence?


- Will you give your own example of a sentence using one of these
indefinite pronouns?
- For the next rule, analyze these two sentences.
The students or the teacher is there.
The teacher or the students are there.

- How are they similar? How are they different?


- Based on these sentences, do you now have an idea about rule number
two?
Rule #2: When two subjects are joined by “or” or “nor”, the subject closer to
the verb determines the number of the verb.
Example:
1. Neither I nor she is better than him.

- Will you determine the correct verb that should be used in this sentence?
She or you (owns, own) the book.

- How about in this sentence? Which verb should we use?


Either the girls or he (knows, know) the rules.

- What can you say about the subjects and the verbs used in these two
sentences?
Measles is an infection.
Politics is complicated.

- On that note, do you now have an idea what rule number three is?
Rule #3: Words such as economics, mathematics, physics, measles, politics,
and news are singular although they may seem plural.
Example:
1. Physics is our next subject.

- Here is another example:


The news shocks me.

- Will you identify the subject in this sentence? Is it singular or plural?


- Will you use the word “mathematics” as a subject in a sentence?
- Analyze these two sentences. How are they different?
A number of foreigners come to visit.
The number of stars is uncountable.

- Based on your observation, will you speak out what the fourth rule is?
Rule #4: The expression “the number” is followed by a singular verb, while
the expression “a number” is followed by a plural verb.
Examples:
1. The number of participants is enough.
2. A number of people are dancing.

- Will you determine the correct verb that should be used in this sentence?
A number of bags (has, have) been stolen.

- How about in this sentence? Which verb should we use?


The number of coins (was, were) calculated.

- For the last rule, will you analyze these two sentences?
One-third of the paper is missing.
One-third of the papers are missing.

- How are these two sentences similar? How are they different?
- So, do you now have an idea what our fifth and last rule is?
Rule # 5: With words that indicate fractions, the agreement is guided by the
noun after “of”. If the noun after “of” is singular, use a singular verb. If it is
plural, use a plural verb.
Example:
1. One-half of the burgers were edible.
- Here is another example:
One-half of my artworks are expensive.

- Why is the verb plural?


- Will you determine the correct verb that should be used in this sentence?
One-fourth of the students (was, were) present.

- How about in this sentence? Which verb should we use?


One-half of the apple (is, are) rotten.

F. Application
“Bet On Your Verb-y!”
The class will be divided into three groups. Each group will be given five
tokens. Five sentences will be flashed on the screen. In each sentence, the subject
must be paired with either a singular or a plural verb. Using their tokens, each group
will place a bet on the verb that they think agrees with the subject. If they bet on the
correct verb, the tokens that they bet will be doubled, otherwise, they will lose those
tokens. After five rounds, the group with the most number of tokens will win. In case
of a tie, a clincher round will be held.

1. Nobody (has, have) the right to judge you.


2. A number of computers (is, are) available right now.
3. The book or the pencils (was, were) in the cabinet.
4. One-half of the prize (belongs, belong) to me.
5. Economics (determines, determine) the supply and demand.

Clincher: The number of passers (makes, make) me happy.

G. Generalization
- Will you give one rule of the subject and verb agreement that we have
learned today?
- Based on that rule, will you give an example of a sentence with a correct
subject and verb agreement?
- Will you give another rule and an example of a sentence for that rule?
- By having enough knowledge about the subject and verb agreement, will
you utter the significance of the agreement between the heart and the
mind when making sound decisions?

IV. EVALUATION
On your Learning Activity Sheet:

A. For numbers 1 to 7, determine the predicate that should be added to each of the
subjects below to satisfy the subject and verb agreement. Write the complete
sentence for each item.

No. GIVEN SUBJECT PREDICATE


is coming.
1 Neither my mother nor my father ______________.
are coming.
is on the floor.
2 Either my shoes or your coat___________________.
are on the floor.
knows the truth.
3 Nobody ___________________________________________.
know the truth.
is in that case.
4 One-third of the discs ___________________________.
are in that case.
No. GIVEN SUBJECT PREDICATE
refers to numerical facts.
5 Statistics __________________________________________.
refer to numerical facts.
enjoys a nice song.
6 Everybody________________________________________.
enjoy a nice song.
has been called.
7 A number of teachers____________________________.
have been called.

B. For numbers 8 to 10, write three subject and verb agreement rules that we have
discussed and correctly construct your own example of a sentence for each rule.

8. Rule: ______________________________________________________________________________.
Example: ____________________________________________________________________.
9. Rule: ______________________________________________________________________________.
Example: ____________________________________________________________________.
10. Rule: _____________________________________________________________________________.
Example: ____________________________________________________________________.

V. ASSIGNMENT
On a whole sheet of paper, write a simple paragraph with a minimum of five
sentences about your favorite teacher. Underline the subject and encircle the verb that you
will use in each sentence. Be sure to observe correct subject and verb agreement.
Submission is on Wednesday.

Grading Criteria

Content 30%
Grammar 25%
Originality 25%
Format 20%
Total 100%

Prepared by:

Gladys Anna P. Guañez


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