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As you are teaching the parts of speech, introduce your action verbs lesson with this helpful PowerPoint. The 19 slides in this presentation walk students through the different types of action verbs, including: present, past, and future tense, as well as helping verbs. Each section contains a concise description and different examples. Note: Links to more online verb games and activities are included at the end of this PowerPoint.
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!
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.
For this language arts lesson plan, 3rd graders identify action verbs in the newspaper and play a game of charades where they act out the verb. This clever lesson also has a video component. Students access YouTube to watch the School House Rock video, “Verb: That’s Whats' a’ Happenin!” They sing along with the video.