The fun of learning about the subjunctive mood is that it is quite confusing, frustrating, and part of our standards. That said, today, the students took a quick quiz solely for the purpose of seeing how much they understood from yesterday’s class. They then had the opportunity to work on more practice with the subjunctive. Since grammar is a tricky beast, I have included some additional practice and resources to help with understanding the subjunctive mood, when to use it, and how to implement it in a sentence.
- English Page’s Mini Tutorial: “The Subjunctive”
- Wikipedia Article: “English Subjunctive”
- English Club: “The Subjunctive Mood”
- For Dummies: “Using the Subjunctive Mood in English”
- Grammar Girl: “Subjunctive Verbs”
- Carson-Newman University: “Moods in Verbs”
Tomorrow will be another day of answering questions, applying what we have learned, and of trying to tackle this beast called the subjunctive.
- Read for 30 minutes
- Input “If I Were President” speech into KidBlog
- Respond to at least two of your classmates’ “Dear Dr. King” letters on KidBlog