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Year 5 Modal Verbs SPaG Worksheets

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This bright, appealing PDF grammar worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using modal verbs in Y5.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Put a list of modal verbs in order from most likely to least likely.
  • Challenge
    Add modal verbs to complete the example sentences.
  • Test
    Explain how the modal verb changes the meaning of the example sentence, and select whether the modal verbs in a list of sentences indicates certainty or possibility.
  • Explain
    Using your own words, explain what modal verbs are and what they are for.
  • Apply
    Use the image provided and write a short passage about it, showing that you can use modal verbs.

Activities include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

What is a modal verb?

Modal verbs are verbs that indicate things like the likelihood, need or ability to do something. In other words, they indicate modality: permission, request, capacity, suggestions, order, obligation, advice etc.

Modal verb examples

Could, would, should, may, might, must, mustn’t, can, can’t, will, won’t, ought to

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Using modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility

  • Worksheets featuring five sections: understand challenge test explain and apply. Activities include SATs style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses with eye-catching images as prompts
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