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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!
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.
In 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.
In this verb worksheet, 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.
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.
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.
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.