Song Lessons: Could've Been

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Do not lament the approach to teaching the past tense modal that could have been. Instead use the lyrics from Tiffany's song, "Could've Been" to model this modal for young grammarians.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Videos of Tiffany performing her song are available on YouTube
  • Although designed for ESL/ELD classes, the lesson is appropriate for native English speakers as well
Classroom Considerations

  • The seventh in a series of 10 resources that use songs to teach grammar principles

  • The four-page packet includes a detailed lesson, a vocabulary list, worksheets, discussion questions, and writing prompts

  • None
Common Core