Parts of Speech Verbs: Building Blocks of Grammar

Pupils begin with a brain teaser, take notes, and formatively check understanding with a Chinese proverb. In addition to parts of speech, the resource also includes information about parts of a sentence. Teachers may extend instruction by talking about gerunds, which are referenced in the notes. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider warming up with students through inquiry: write a combination of verbs on the board and have them brainstorm a working definition based on the commonalities of the words
  • Compare and contrast action and linking verbs to better show their similarities and differences
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals need some familiarity with verbs for the lesson

  • Notes are detailed and provide multiple examples of action and linking verbs
  • Contains links to the Purdue Owl in case teachers need a grammar refresher 

Common Core