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What Did We Do? (Do support)
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The verb “to do” may be used as the main verb that conveys an action or to prepare something (I will do my homework) or as an auxiliary verb that cannot be defined but supports the formation of a question (Do you know that girl?). Review the concept of verb tense with the students (e.g. does, did) and  forming a question (e.g. The students do study.; Do the students study?; Did the students study?).

Strategy

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  • Review the Where____? (Where is the ___?)

  • Write on the board: The children played outside.

  • Ask: Where did the children play?

    • Write the question on the board,

    • Write their response on the board.

  • Write the Where question form they already know on the board, Where is the book? Compare the new form to the familiar form.

    • Discuss the difference in the verb. (The form they already know, form of the verb 'to be', e.g., is, are, was, were. The verb is different in the new form.)

    • Explain: The verb in the sentence is in the past tense. In the question you change played  (past tense) to did____play.

    • The verb did____play is also in the past tense.

    • Write on the board: played = did____play.

    • Show the students how this verb is used in the new question form, Where did the children play? Students say/sign /fingerspell the question with you.

    • Constrast Where do the children play? and Where did the children play?

      • Ask: What changed in the second sentence? How did the meaning change?

  • Write a second sentence on the board: The children found some worms in the grass.

    • Ask the students what the verb is (found). Note the past tense.

    • Show how to change the verb for the question: found = did____find. (also indicates past tense)

    • Write on board: Where did the children find some worms? Have the students say/sign the question with you.

  • Write a third sentence on the board: The children put the worms in a jar.

  • Identify the verb in the sentence.

  • Show how to change the verb for the question.

  • (put = did___put)

  • Write the new question form, Where did the children put the worms? on the board.

  • Have the students say/sign the question with you.

 
Advancing the Strategy

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  • Ask the students the questions and have them answer.

    • Where did the children play? They can respond: outside or The children played outside. Encourage them to respond “outside.”

    • Where did the children find some worms? Encourage them to respond in the yard.

    • Where did the children put the worms? Encourage students to respond: in a jar

  • Write on the board: The children jumped on the bed.

    • What is the verb (action) in the sentence?. Response: jumped.

    • How did the verb change in the question? Response: jumped = did____jump.

  • Have a student ask the Where question. Where did the children jump?

    • Write the question on the board.

  • Teacher and students respond to the question …on the bed.

  • Write a familiar sentence on the board for each student.

  • Assign a sentence to each student. The students write the new 'Where question' form under their sentences.

    • Examples:

      • The birds built their nest in a big tree.

      • Where did the birds build their nest?