Good and Well
Good and Well Instructional Video
Good and Well Song Video
A firm understanding of the difference between action and linking verbs is essential before understanding this music video or completing these activities. Even many adults still struggle with when to use “good” or “well” in oral and written communication. The “Good and Well” GrammarSong video has a catchy chorus that will help you to understand when to use “good” and when to use “well,” and WHY!
Review Video & Follow These Instructional Guidelines
- Observe classroom discussions and writing for real world instances/examples of when to use “good" or “well.” Move ahead to Fourth Grade Recommendations if needed.
- Complete grammar sheet “Good or Well?”
- Extra Engagement: Use the information presented within the grammar sheet as a whole group lesson on the whiteboard or smartboard, within a cooperative learning structure, or as an independent literacy center.
- Listen in everyday speech when the words “good” or “well” should be used. Pinpoint the verb in the sentence to decide whether it is linking or action to determine if “good” or “well” should be used.
- Review grammar sheet “Good or Well?” either whole group, within a cooperative learning structure, or as an independent center activity.
- Identify instances where the words “good” and “well” are used in real reading, writing, and speaking within the classroom. Exercising this knowledge regularly and in a real world way will make it a “no-brainer” for your students very quickly.
- Extra Engagement: Complete grammar sheet “Using Good or Well (with Exceptions)” to introduce exceptions to the common rule introduced within the video. The exceptions are clearly explained at the top of the grammar sheet.