Students as “Grammarians”: Discovering Grammatical Rules Lesson on the Causative “Have”

Groups examine a series of examples, identify the common elements, and work together to discover "the causative" grammar rule represented.

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CCSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Although designed for ESL/ELD classes, the exercises are appropriate for native English speakers as well
Classroom Considerations

  • The fifth in a series of 10 grammar resources
  • The lesson assumes learners are familiar with active and passive voice, with various grammatical structures, and with causatives

  • Sample sentences are included

  • The lack of scaffolding may leave some learners confused
Common Core