"I Am, You Are, He/She Is" Song–Present Simple "To Be" Lesson–Rockin English (Grammar)

I am, you are, he is, and she is. Gather around and sing loud and proud with this rock n' roll song designed to inform learners about the present tense verb to be. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Give your class the link to watch and sing along to at home 
  • Create posters with the song's sentences and drawings, add some original work if desired, and display them around the room for future reference
  • Every lesson needs a hook; start instruction with this video to grab viewers' attention  
Classroom Considerations

  • A review of pronouns as well as present tense verbs may be necessary depending on the proficiency level of your pupils 

  • The song's verse is sung twice without having to replay it 
  • Lyrics are provided so your class can sing along 

  • Example sentences do not highlight the present tense verb which may make it difficult for some scholars to pinpoint key information 
  • The song does a good job providing model sentences, but does not explicitly explain when to use specific present tense verbs 
Common Core