Critical Thinking Liberia (CT-L)
Demonstration Meeting

November 19, 2016

WE-CARE Library

Attendance: 13 persons (teachers, school administrators)

Meeting Facilitated by: M. Woryonwon Roberts


Subject: Language Arts/Grammar

Topic: Problems in Subject-Verb Agreement

Grade Level: 5-7


Students will

  • Identify problems in subject-verb agreement
  • Write sentences using subject-verb agreement rules
  • Work in pairs to discuss and share ideas

 Resources: poster sheet/flip chart, markers, paper tape, copies of text

 Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (RWCT) Lesson Delivery Framework









‘What is meant by agreement? How do two or more things agree?’

[Tip: Encourage students to think of personal example or experience; others.]



A piece of paper containing sentences on subject-verb agreement is given to students. They are to read each sentence carefully and decide/determine whether it is correct or wrong, basing their reason on subject-verb agreement. Students will pair up and share ideas and later share with whole group.




Building knowledge

 Guided practice; reading & discussion

Distribute text; give chunks of subject-verb agreement sentences to students; as they get through with each chunk and subsequently discuss the correctness or wrongness of the sentences, refer them to the S-V agreement rules address the particular category of topic, followed by further discussion. Repeat this process until the end.  

There should be interaction between/among students and students, just as between students and the teacher, as well as writing activity too.



 Independent practice

Individually, let students write 2 sentences each (one should be correct and the other should be wrong); and then share with a partner his/her sentences. Later, let the partner in each pair identify which sentence is correct and which is wrong, and explain why. 

Volunteers share with whole group.