ESL Advanced Grammar and Reading Students Study Modals


This week, Solebury School's ESL (English as a Second Language) Advanced Grammar and Reading class worked on an assignment about "modals."

A modal is a type of helping verb that is used to express advice, regret, permission, necessity, obligation, and ability. Examples are: could, should, or had better; can or may; and can or will.

Our students were asked to draft a 10-step set of instructions using modals in each step. The instructions had to explain how to create objects out of recycled paper. Then, pairs of students had to read and construct these objects by following the instructions.

The class made paper airplanes, as well as paper boxes, ships, and a crane. Check out some of the finished products below!