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Verbs are so exciting, especially action verbs! Jump into action and get your ESL class fluent in using and identifying verbs in sentences. They participate in three different activities that will help them define what action verbs are, how to locate them in sentence, and how to use them correctly. Two of the activities are actually games that could potentially be used to teach other parts of speech.
Get your kids moving on the first day of school! This action verb activity doesn't have to be used as an ice breaker, but it sure will work as one. Simply place pairs of cards face-side down on the carpet, each with an action verb written on its front. There need to be exactly the same amount of cards as kids, so you can play too if needed! Learners take a card and begin acting it out. Then, they find their partner by locating the person doing the same action verb. What a fun activity!
In this verb instructional activity, students read a selection about verbs, underline the action verb in 10 sentences, underline the verb and mark if it is a mental or physical action in 8 sentences and write 4 sentences that show physical action and 2 sentences showing mental actions.
Students locate action verbs in text and use action words in their writing. They read "Active Anna," a story that they will read from a website, discuss the story, and record the action verbs found in the story.
In this action verbs worksheet, students look at a list of 4 words and circle the action verb and cross out the other words. Students complete 14 problems.
For this action verbs worksheet, learners fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the action verbs given to them. Students complete 18 sentences.
In this adverbs worksheet, students circle the correct form of the adverb from the action verb in each sentences. Students do this for 20 sentences.
Fourth graders write a sentence for the verb on the index card they receive to increase their knowledge of action verbs. They then orally identify the verbs in the sentences from the index cards when read aloud and complete the Action Verb and Challenge worksheets.
The identification of action verbs and linking verbs is the focus of the language art lesson presented here. In it, learners engage in a wide variety of activities such as; identifying verbs via flashcards, playing action verb bingo, using computer games to find verbs, completing worksheets (embedded in the plan) for homework, and taking a final assessment on these two types of verbs. The plan is well written and has everything you need in it for successful implementation.
Action verbs and linking verb can really confuse students, and sometimes teachers. Use the steps in this resource to develop a clear plan to define the difference between the two types. A class practice activity is included, but the educator will need to provide a worksheet for further practice. 
In this grammar worksheet, students read the definition of action verbs and examine examples of how they are used in sentence. They underline the action verb twice in 30 sentences. They underline the action verbs in each of 3 sets of twelve words.
In this action verbs practice worksheet, students examine a list of 18 action verbs and then write those verbs beneath the appropriate pictures.
In this action verbs practice worksheet, students examine a list of 18 action verbs and then write those verbs beneath the appropriate pictures.
In this verbs instructional activity, students read sentences and write the action verbs, write the complete predicates, and label the action and linking verbs. Students write thirty-nine answers.
Challenge your class to use their verbs wisely. Action verbs can add an extra dimension to writing, as this presentation demonstrates. Writers revise a paragraph with the teacher in order to improve the verb choice. For homework, they get a second try to improve the verb choice. Samples of vivid verbs are included.
Young scholars discover the importance of matching verbs to their subjects through a discussion of a whimsical video on verb agreement and a read aloud of the book, "To Root, To Toot To Parachute". They practice verb agreement in sentences and then play an action verb pantomime game.
Review (or introduce) the structure of simple sentences with this presentation. It covers linking verbs, action verbs, subject complements, and how they all come together to form complete sentences. Slides 44-53 include a practice activity.
Help youngsters differentiate linking verbs from action verbs from linking verbs. They write the verb found in each of 9 sentences, write verbs for each of  the nouns provided, complete a verb word search, and answer 10 multiple choice questions.
English language learners act out verbs, discuss their importance in constructing grammatically correct sentences, and then learn about helping verbs. They use helping verbs in a sentence then discuss how they are different from action verbs. They use what they learned from discussion to create a Voki presentation.
In this verbs worksheet, students read and determine if the verbs in 7 sentences are action or state-of-being verbs and write the 4 state-of-being and action verbs learned on the lines provided. Students underline the verbs in 8 sentences and then put an A or S next to each one to signify if the verbs used are action or state-of-being verbs.

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