Helping Verbs

3rd - 4th

In this helping verbs review worksheet, students review the list of 23 helping verbs and then identify the helping verbs in 10 sentences.

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Appropriate Use of Helping Verbs

Readers of all ages correctly use appropriate verbs in their speech and writing. The focus of this activity is on the proper use of helping verbs.

Verb SOS!--Using Helping Verbs

In this helping verbs learning exercise, students fill in 7 blanks covering the rules of how to use helping verbs correctly in sentences. Students underline the main verb in 8 sentences and write the helping verb on the lines provided. Students list the 8 forms of the helping verb to be on the lines provided and name 3 different ways a to be verb might be used in a sentence.

Helping Verbs

For this helping verbs worksheet, learners underline the complete verb and circle the helping verb in each sentence. Students complete 10 problems.

Verb Tenses: Present, Past, and Future

In this recognizing verb tenses: present, past, and future worksheet, students read a review of verb tenses with example sentences, identify the tenses of verbs in sentences, rewrite sentences to change them to past tense and future tense, and review and assess knowledge. Students write thirty-one answers.

Helping Verbs

In this recognizing helping verbs activity, students identify the helping verbs in sentences and choose the correct helping verb to complete sentences. Students write twelve answers.

Helping Verbs: Grammar for ESL/ELL

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.


In these verbs worksheets, students review the definitions and examples for action, linking, and helping verbs. Students then complete three pages of activities for verbs.

Grammar: Verbs in Sentences

In this main verbs and helping verbs learning exercise, students review the definitions and example for main verbs and helping verbs. Students then complete three pages of activities that help them identify and use main verbs and helping verbs.

Appropriate Use of Helping Verbs

Intended for learners struggling with or having issues using auxiliary verbs, this activity has them orally compose sentences using one of the provided helping verbs. They will attempt to find patterns in groups of verbs and make class rules to help them remember which verb to use when. This would also be a good activity to promote proper verb usage in ELLs.

To Be or Not To Be - Main/Helping Verbs

Fourth graders focus on the use of main and helping verbs in written communication.

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