Unit 4 Lesson 18 - A Tree is Growing
(click the picture to read the story)
Written by: Arthur Dorros
Illustrated by: S.D. Schindler
Genre: Informational Text
Target Skill: Text and Graphic Features - tell how words and photos work together
Target Strategy: Question - ask questions before you read, while you read, and after you read
Essential Question: How can pictures and labels give you more information?
Big Idea: Our world is an amazing place!
Using the Verb Be and Helping Verbs
The special verb be has different forms. Different subjects use these different forms. Am, is, and are show present tense. Was and were show past tense.
ex. Ms. Greene was our teacher last year.
We were interested in her book on deserts.
One large desert is in Africa.
Helping verbs work with the main verb to help show time. Singular and plural subjects use different forms.
ex. My best friend was helping me.
He has finished his work.
The two friends were talking quietly.
We have walked to the store.
They are driving to the city.
I am going to school.
I was excited about the snow.