Modals

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Ever wonder about the future? Now you know how to speculate in a grammatically correct way! Work on modals to speculate about events from the past, present, and future with a helpful and straightforward slideshow presentation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners watch the presentation in a computer lab or class set of tablets as a warm-up activity
  • Encourage your class to write a short story or narrative essay using some of the phrases from the presentation
  • Divide your class into pairs and have them write a script, in which they ask each other questions and answer with the appropriate modal phrases
Classroom Considerations

  • The concept of modals is a little tricky, especially when paired with the concept of past participles; consider using after your lesson on interrogative sentences or parts of speech
Pros

  • Clarifies a confusing topic for mainstream classes or English learners
  • Encourages your class to examine their word choice
  • Provides practice slides to reinforce new skills
Cons

  • None