Lesson Plan of Sentence Structure

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Recognize and use simple SVO pattern sentences with direct and indirect objects.

Information for Teachers

·         The subject of a sentence is the person, place, or thing that is execution the action of the sentence. The subject embodies what or whom the sentence is about. The simple subject commonly holds a noun or pronoun and can comprise modifying words, phrases, or clauses.
Sentence Structure
·         The verb: In a sentence, the verb states what the subject does (He hopes for the job) or what the subject is (He is confident). All verbs are one of three kinds:
o   Action verbs
o   Linking verbs
o   Helping verbs
·         Object: Object receives the action of the sentence. The direct object is commonly a noun or pronoun.
·         The subject of a sentence is what the sentence about.
·         The Verb in a sentence is the action word.
·         The object receives the action of the verb.
·         Ayesha (subject) reads (verb) a book (object)
·         Subject–verb–object (SVO) is a sentence structure where the subject comes first, the verb second and the object third.
Sentence Structure

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board, textbook, chart paper

Worm up activity

·         Instructions: write the following on the board and explain.
                                               “I like English a lot”
I is the subject (who, what)
Like is the verb (action, condition)
English is the direct object (receives action)
The subject comes first,
The verb second, and
The object third
Subject + Verb + Object (SVO)


Activity 1

·         Draw this table on the board/chart and explain the examples.
(who, what)
 (Action, Condition)
(Receives action)
    Is singing
  A nice song.
·         Now ask some students to write and explain their sentence as you did. Allow them to share any SVO pattern sentence from their English textbooks or story book.

Activity 2

·         Explain the following table to the students and make them do and write the same way.
A direct object is a word that is affected by the action of the verb directly.
An indirect object tells to whom or for whom the action of the verb is done.
                 Subject (S)                Verb (V)     Indirect Object (IS)     Direct Object (DO)
                   Umar                        gave                Sahib                         a present.
                   Umar                        gave                Him                            a present.
              Subject (S)                    Verb (V)      Direct Object (DO)    Indirect Object (IO)
                Nadia                          gave              some flowers              to Faze
               Q. Rewrite the sentences under S, V, IS and DO.
         S       V                 IO            DO
1.       Hera Gave Arum a biscuit.
2.       Ali left his bag in the train
3.       Hassan gave mother a big hug.
4.       I sent her a birth day present.
5.       Babar gave his dog a bone
       S        V                      DO                 IO
6.       He writes a letter to cousins.
7.       Mother gave me some gifts.
8.       Jawed donated money to the principal.
9.       I gave an application to the principal.
10.   The doctor gave medicine to a patient.

Activity 3

·         Make a sentence for the following patterns:
1.       S-V-DO ________________________
2.       S-V-IO _________________________
3.       S-V-DO-IO  _________________________
4.       S-V-IO-DO  _________________________

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Ask the students for their understanding about Subject, Object, Verb, Direct object, and Indirect object with examples.


·         Instructions: Ask the students to read the sentences below and choose the correct SVO sentence structure:
Q. Underline the correct Subject +Verb + Object sentence structure. For example:
a)      In the park met my friend I.
b)      I met my friend in the park.
c)       Met my friend I in the park.
a)      Jamal took a test.
b)      Took Jamal a test.
c)       A test Jamal took.
a)      Sahib played tennis.
b)      Played tennis Sahib.
c)       Tennis Sahib played.
a)      Late get up did you this morning?
b)      Did you late get up this morning?
c)       Did you get up late this morning?
a)      He drives home after work.
b)      He home drives after work.
c)       Home he drives after work.
a)      Everyone left the party early.
b)      Left everyone the party early.
c)       The party everyone left early.
a)      Do you music listen to every day?
b)      Do you listen to music every day?
c)       Do you every day listen to music?

Follow up

·         Ask the students to select and write any 5 sentences from their English book for S-V-O patterns.
·         Anything related to the taught concept present in the textbook, must be practiced with the students.

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