Non-Action Verbs

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This Non-Action Verbs ppt also includes:

A verb is something you do — but can you always see the action? Use a slideshow presentation to clarify the differences between verbs that describe actions, and verbs that describe senses, preferences, and emotions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the presentation in a literacy center
  • Use the resource when introducing verbs to English learners
  • Have pairs or groups work together on the practice slides as a warm-up
Classroom Considerations
  • Animations and sound effects may be distracting to some learners
  • Includes several different categories of non-action verbs; consider breaking up the presentation into a few different lessons
  • Provides helpful grammar tips, including the use of non-action verbs in present tense rather than progressive tense
  • Slideshow is engaging and entertaining
  • Comes with practice slides throughout
  • Introductory cartoon is a little judgmental of one character based on appearances