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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!
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.
In this action verbs learning exercise, students fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the action verbs given to them. Students complete 18 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.
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 activity, students examine a list of 18 action verbs and then write those verbs beneath the appropriate pictures.
In this verbs worksheet, students read sentences and write the action verbs, write the complete predicates, and label the action and linking verbs. Students write thirty-nine answers.
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.
In this verbs instructional activity, learners 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.
Eighth graders explore how to incorporate vivid verbs in their writing. They review action verbs in sentences and view a Power Point presentation discussing possible verbs and their meanings. They view a website and retell a Greek myth about the zodiac. They write a story using Microsoft Word and insert graphics.
Students generate lists of powerful action verbs, act out the verbs, and then post the lists for future writing assignments which emphasize the power of the verb.
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.
Second graders become familiar with action verbs through the reading of To Root, To Toot, to Parachute: What is a Verb?  In this action word lesson, 2nd graders analyze sentences for the action verb. Students watch a video and complete a worksheet.
For this recognizing action verbs and linking verbs worksheet, students identify and label the verbs in sentences, complete sentences using forms of be verbs, and write sentences using at least one action verb and one linking verb. Students write sixteen answers.
In this recognizing action verbs learning exercise, students identify the word that tells what someone or something does in sentences. They fill in blanks with verbs to complete sentences, and complete a review and assessment. Students answer eighteen questions.
In this grammar worksheet, students learn about using action verbs and their helpers in sentence writing. They then answer the 6 questions on the page. The answers are on the last page of the packet.

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