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. Class members identify these verbs as either action verbs or linking verbs.
- The exercise has a narrative arc that will encourage pupils to keep going and provide some humor
- Since the resource is a Word document, personalization and editing is fairly simple
- Answers are not included
- Make sure your class has a strong understanding of verbs before assigning this exercise; there aren't any examples or definitions