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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
The Sentence Pattern Built on Linking Verbs: Lesson 4
Help your students to complete their sentences with this bright and fun presentation, which guides students through the concept of linking verbs, forms of "be," and subject complements. A great introduction into different sentence forms and direct and indirect objects, this slideshow will be sure to reinforce your students grammar with an engaging lecture followed by a few exercise questions for students to complete.
6th - 9th English Language Arts
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
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
Nouns and Modifiers
Nouns, Modifiers, Pronouns, and Linking Verbs are the focus of this very thorough, 77-slide presentation. There are dozens of examples for students to consider as the PowerPoint progresses. Excellent photographs and a strong interactive component are present.
4th - 8th 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 Packed Careers: Vocabulary
Early finishers? No worries, this set of 4 language arts exercises are cute, in a fun format, and focus on both helping and linking verbs. They write two sentences with describing verbs for listed occupations, write eight sentences using helping verbs, and correct sentences using linking verbs.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Sentence Patterns II: Locating Objects and Complements
What sets this learning exercise apart are the clear, concise explanations for some rather complex grammatical terms. Object complements, subject complements, transitive and intransitive verbs, and direct and indirect objects are all carefully explained and illustrated with understandable examples.
6th - 8th 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
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
Rules of Thumb for Adjective and Adverb Use
Examples of when to use adjectives and when to use adverbs are given in these slides. Adjectives come after sense and linking verbs and adverbs follow action verbs. A lot of information is included with many examples and a little bit of practice at the end.
9th - Higher Ed 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
Welcome to the World of Verbs
Seventh graders determine ways to distinguish between action and linking verbs. They list helping verbs after watching a teacher made PowerPoint presentation. They write and word process a narrative essay properly using verbs after practice proper use at a number of websites.
7th English Language Arts