Verb be: Discovering its forms


In this lesson, students discover the forms of the auxiliary verb be by turning statements into questions via Subject-Auxiliary Inversion. This brief lesson connects to many others, including those on Subjects.

Grade Level: 
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
Any Grade
Class Time Needed: 
30 minutes
Lesson Plan: 

Turn each of the following into a question. All of them use a form of the auxiliary verb be.

1. We are going to your house.
2. You are eating the broccoli.
3. I am running too fast.
4. She is talking to the teacher.
5. He is climbing a tree.
6. It is raining.
7. You guys are biking to school.
8. They are wondering where we are.

The attached document contains an empty verb chart for students to fill in after they have completed 1-8.