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:
Put a list of modal verbs in order from most likely to least likely.
Add modal verbs to complete the example sentences.
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.
Using your own words, explain what modal verbs are and what they are for.
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