Students will be able to
- understand that “-ing” forms of verbs can be used as nouns and are called gerunds,
- understand that an “-ing” noun (gerund) can be either the object or the subject of a sentence (e.g., in “I love swimming,” swimming is the object, but in “Swimming is fun,” swimming is the subject),
- understand that “-ing” nouns (gerunds) can be used with other nouns, adverbs, or prepositions (e.g., I like doing puzzles/I am good at looking up information/Eating too quickly is bad for you),
- use “-ing” nouns (gerunds) after prepositions (e.g., Thank you for helping me today),
- understand that not all words ending in -ing are nouns (gerunds), as some are verbs (e.g., We are running) and some are adjectives (e.g., This book is amazing),
- practise changing the spelling of some words when adding -ing.