Lesson Plan:

Action Words are Amazing

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August 30, 2015
by Anandi

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to recognize verbs and use them in sentences.


Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Begin the lesson by discussing actions. Potential discussion questions include: What is a physical movement of the body called? What do you do to clean your teeth? What do you do to dry your hair?

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Have your students play charades and act out the action to other members of the class.
  • Invite the other students to guess the action.
  • Ask the students to make a sentence with that action word. For example: Raj is eating. Rahul is hopping like a frog.
  • Explain that the action words are verbs.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Separate your students into groups of 4-5.
  • Instruct them to play this game of action charades, and make sure each person acts at least once.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Have your students draw actions or write verbs onto index cards.
  • Instruct your students to exchange them with another group to act out.



  • Enrichment: Encourage your students to find different types of verbs and use several in a sentence.
  • Support: Help your students act out actions before using them in a sentence. Model the verb by completing actions with props.

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Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Ask your students to make sentences about the index card actions or verbs.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Ask your students to list the verbs they learned during the lesson.
  • Have each student act out one verb he learned.

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