November 22, 2018
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by Lily Jones

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Time for Action (Verbs)!

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Students will be able to use action verbs when writing.

(5 minutes)
  • Ask students what a verb is.
  • Tell students that verbs are words that describe actions or states of being.
  • Have students popcorn share different verbs.
(10 minutes)
  • Write some of the verbs that students share on the board.
  • Explain that verbs can describe actions or states of being. The verb run describes an action that someone takes, while the verb believe describes a state of being.
  • Circle all the action words that you've written on the board.
(10 minutes)
  • Tell students that using action verbs helps to bring writing to life.
  • Have students turn and talk to share a sentence using an action verb.
  • After each partner has shared, bring the group back together to share their action verb sentences.
(15 minutes)
  • Tell students that they will be using action verbs to write about what they did at recess.
  • Hand out the Ready for Action worksheet to each student. Have them work independently to complete their writing.

Support: Brainstorm a list of action words that students can use in their recess stories. Keep the list posted on the board or on a piece of paper next to the students who need it.

Enrichment: If students finish early, they can complete the Action Words #1 worksheet.

(5 minutes)
  • Assess how students are using action words in their writing.
(10 minutes)
  • Ask for volunteers to share their writing.
  • After each person shares, ask students to identify action verbs that they heard.

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