If you could have any job in the world, what would it be? Modal verbs such as could and would express possibility, as the installment of a compilation of informational handouts describes. A series of tables help explain the strength, frequency, and function of the words will, would, should, may, can, could, might, and must.
- Come up with silly advice using different modal verbs, such as "If you think you might be hungry later, you should take up hunting and gathering."
- Create a cloze reading activity where learners fill in the blanks with modal auxiliaries
- Aligns with elementary Common Core standards, but vocabulary appeals more to a high school or college audience
- Uses visual elements to compare the meanings of different modal verbs
- Some columns of text are too narrow, which makes it difficult to read the information they contain