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Parts of Speech Review
Practice all of the parts of speech with a pair of review exercises. The first exercise focuses on identification and asks pupils to note down the part of speech of all the underlined words. The second exercise is similar to a Mad Lib™ and includes many spaces to fill in.
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Meet Your Neighbor: Action Verbs
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.
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Action Verbs: ESL Lesson 1
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.
4th English Language Arts
Linking Verbs Worksheet
It's easy to mix up action verbs and linking verbs, so invite your class to practice with a quick exercise. The sentences here tell a fun story about why a particular pupil couldn't do her homework, and include plenty of verbs to examine. In each sentence, at least one verb is bolded.
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Reviewing Basic Sentence Patterns: Lesson 5
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.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
What type of verb is catch? How about become? Find out if your learners can distinguish between action verbs, helping verbs, and linking verbs with a grammar exercise. Students label each of the underlined verbs in the 14 sentences provided here.
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
In 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.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Two Sentence Patterns Built on Action: Lesson 3
Students are on the way to writing greatness with this bright and boldgrammar presentation, which guides even the most reluctant grammarian though a lesson about how to identify and add direct and indirect objects. Though it seems long at 94 slides, keep in mind that nearly all slides are doubled (the first with a question, the second with an answer) and that the last six slides include a student activity.
6th - 10th English Language Arts
Preparation for Common Assessment #1
Need a grammar assessment? Whether used as homework, a pre-test, or a formal assessment, this worksheet will give you a good reading of learners’ understanding of the parts of speech. Definitions and examples of each term are given and young grammarians are asked to provide six examples of each term.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Spice Up Your Writing Using Action Verbs
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.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Linking Verb or Action Verb?
Part of exploring parts of speech is being able to distinguish between linking verbs and action verbs. One implies a stat of being, and one expresses an action. After reviewing the definition briefly, provide your middle schoolers with this two-page packet to test their understanding.
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Over in the Meadow Lesson Plan
Get young learners on their feet and moving around with this fun activity for the children's book Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. During an initial reading of the story, the teacher stops and introduces students to a series of movements that correspond to specific pages in the story.
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using technology and collaborative learning, this linking verbs lesson appeals to multiple skill levels and intelligences. Learners complete online quizzes with automatic feedback (do twice to measure improvement), and differentiate between action and linking verbs.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts