Lesson Plan

Time: 10-15 minutes (this includes time for discussion).
Level: 100- or 200-level college composition course.
Aim: A brief recap of basic grammar principles, using the appropriate form of one of the most versatile words in the English language.
Materials: Printed copies of the worksheet below, a pen or pencil.

Fill in the blanks using only the required form of the word in question:

1. (Adjective) I promise to read the ________ syllabus.

2. (Interjection) ________, that was a tough pop-quiz!

3. (Verb – Past Participle Form) I would’ve been ________ if I hadn’t done the readings.

4. (Verb – Past Participle Form) If I forget to submit my assignment, I’ll be ________.

5. (Verb – Infinitive Form) I can ________ myself over by not reading the syllabus.

6. (Conjunction) I’m late for class; ________, I didn’t do my homework either.

7. (Adjective – Past Participle Form) Her grade is ________ if she misses more than five classes.

8. (Singular Noun) It may not seem like it to the teacher, but I really do give a ________.

9. (Verb – Infinitive Form) I solemnly promise not to ________ it up.

10. (Verb – Past Tense) Midterms let me know how badly I ________ up.

11. (Noun – Singular) That mother ________ skimped on his share of the group work.

12. (Quantifier) There are ________-all chances for extra credit in this class.

13. (Noun – Plural) The guy who gave me feedback during peer review clearly has no ________ to give.

14. (Adverb) My professor is ________ awesome.

Bonus Question: It’s un-________ -believable how helpful visiting my professor during office hours is.

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