Advice: Should, Shouldn't, Ought to, Had Better, and Had Better Not

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You shouldn't miss out on an opportunity to review should, shouldn't, ought to, had better, and had better not! Elementary and middle schoolers view a slideshow presentation that focuses on usage rules and examples for these tricky verbs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Prompt class members to construct their own set of class rules or warnings with specific uses of should and ought to
  • Assign the presentation in a computer lab for independent practice
  • Show as a warm-up for a grammar lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Contains animations and sound effects that may not work on all setups
Pros

  • Provides clear examples of nuanced usage
  • Helpful for English learners, both school-aged and adult, as well as mainstream practice
  • Comes with practice slides to go over the skills
Cons

  • Not all animations work