Lesson Plan

Use an Action Verb

Show me some action! Use this grammar lesson with your students to teach them how to identify and use action verbs in sentences.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and use action verbs.


(3 minutes)
Using Action Verbs
  • Ask students to think about their favorite thing to do, and tell them not to say anything because this is going to be a small game of charades.
  • Put students into A-B partnerships and instruct Partner A to silently act out their favorite activity while Partner B tries to guess. Then have students switch roles as Partner B acts and Partner A figures out the favorite activity.
  • Explain to students that they just acted out their favorite thing to do, which is an action. Today’s lesson will be about how to use action verbs correctly in sentences to make writing more descriptive.