Gerund or Infinitive?

Decide which form of the verb to use in ten sentences. Young grammarians watch for context clues when determining if they should use gerunds or infinitives in the blank spaces of each sentence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a grammar lesson as a warm-up activity or assessment
  • Have young grammarians complete the worksheet while working on context clues
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for English learners, but would work with mainstream classes as well
Pros

  • Provides multiple versions of the worksheets (attached)
  • Comes with an answer key for easy grading
Cons

  • Answers might be ambiguous to learners who aren't as familiar with English
  • The concepts of gerunds or infinitives may be too advanced for early elementary learners
Common Core