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Nouns and Verbs Sort
Game
Nouns and Verbs Sort
It's snack time! Kids master different parts of speech in this interactive grammar game. They must sort nouns from verbs in the vending machine.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Parts of Speech
Parts of Speech
Workbook
Parts of Speech
Knowing your parts of speech is an important part of learning good writing skills. Learn the ins and outs of words with this packet that covers the eight different parts of speech.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Grammar 1
Grammar 1
Guided Lesson
Grammar 1
Grammar is an essential part of the second grade language arts curriculum. This guided lesson teaches second graders how to properly use collective nouns, additonal nouns and verbs, and provides plenty of opportunities to practice these grammar rules in context. For more important practice with nouns and verbs, download and print the grammar worksheets that we suggest alongside this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Narrative Writing
Narrative Writing
Workbook
Narrative Writing
Prepare for a world of writing with this packet of exercises, tools and tips. Students learn a few ways to spice up writing, like sensory words, action verbs, supporting details, and point of view.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Week 4 of this independent study packet for third graders brings on new challenges in various subjects.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Point Out the Action Verbs
Point Out the Action Verbs
Worksheet
Point Out the Action Verbs
Where’s the action? Use this resource with your students to practice picking out action verbs in sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Grammar: Parts of Speech Practice
Grammar: Parts of Speech Practice
Workbook
Grammar: Parts of Speech Practice
This workbook makes grammar practice fun for your child by applying it to games and storytelling.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Action Verbs
Action Verbs
Exercise
Action Verbs
Help students spice up their statements with action verbs that bring color to each sentence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Animal Action Verbs
Animal Action Verbs
Worksheet
Animal Action Verbs
This worksheet shows animals in action! Introduce your child to action verbs with this fun matching and coloring worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Action Verbs
Identifying Action Verbs
Worksheet
Identifying Action Verbs
Practice identifying action verbs with this comprehensive grammar page that teaches kids the difference between passive and active verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adverbs in a Script
Adverbs in a Script
Worksheet
Adverbs in a Script
Use this worksheet to help your students practice identifying adverbs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Mixed Skills Word Study Check-Up
Mixed Skills Word Study Check-Up
Worksheet
Mixed Skills Word Study Check-Up
Use this resource to assess your students’ mastery of grammar concepts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Lesson Plan
Sub Plans for Fourth Grade
Planning for a substitute teacher in the classroom has never been easier than with this week-long sub packet for fourth grade! Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons that will educate and inspire your students!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Action Verbs
Action Verbs
Worksheet
Action Verbs
Get into grammar action with this practice page for beginning writers. Change each passive verb to an action verb to make the sentence more interesting!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verbs that Show Character Action
Verbs that Show Character Action
Lesson Plan
Verbs that Show Character Action
Use this lesson to teach your students how to identify character actions with verbs. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Look for the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Using Action Verbs
Using Action Verbs
Worksheet
Using Action Verbs
An action verb is a verb that conveys action. Beginner writers can familiarize themselves with action verbs using this fun worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Diagramming Sentences
Diagramming Sentences
Worksheet
Diagramming Sentences
Diagramming sentences is an important skill for beginning writers, and a great way to review parts of speech. Diagram a passage from Wizard of Oz for practice!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Predator & Prey Organizers
Predator & Prey Organizers
Worksheet
Predator & Prey Organizers
After learning about a predator/prey relationship in the wild, students can use these organizers as a pre-writing exercise for informational paragraph writing. Students will use action verbs and adjectives to describe their predator and prey.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nature Video Notes
Nature Video Notes
Worksheet
Nature Video Notes
Make taking notes fun by having your students use this handy organizer to collect their thoughts while learning about predators and prey. Students will note what they learn, questions they have, and new or interesting vocabulary words they hear.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Lights, Camera, Action (Verbs)!
Lights, Camera, Action (Verbs)!
Worksheet
Lights, Camera, Action (Verbs)!
It’s time to write a movie! Have your students put on their director hats as they write an engaging movie scene using lots of action verbs.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Verb Search
Verb Search
Worksheet
Verb Search
Kids will identify as many verbs as they can. They'll then describe the verb as a moving action or a still action and identify the noun performing each verb.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Verbs that Show Character Action
Glossary: Verbs that Show Character Action
Worksheet
Glossary: Verbs that Show Character Action
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Verbs that Show Character Action.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Verbs that Show Character Action
Vocabulary Cards: Verbs that Show Character Action
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Verbs that Show Character Action
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Verbs that Show Character Action.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ready for Action!
Ready for Action!
Worksheet
Ready for Action!
Action words make writing pop! Through this activity, your second graders will practice using action verbs to tell an engaging story about what they did at recess.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Action Verbs

“But wait,” you ask. “Aren’t all verbs action verbs?” Yes and no -- verbs describe actions, but some are more colorful than others. Learn some sweet action verbs to help energize your writing and make it more vivid. Great for storytelling, our lists of action verbs and activities designed to punch up your writing will make Language Arts learning easy and fun.
In order to write a complete sentence, your students will need to have an actor or a noun. But that noun needs to be doing something. Describing what physical or mental activity they are doing requires a special type of word; an action verb.

Action verbs or dynamic verbs are used to describe a physical or mental action. At first, your students may think that all verbs are action verbs. Some verbs, however, are more abstract. These verbs represent states of being. While technically a verb, it is not something someone can do. These verbs are called non action or stative verbs.

Determine if something is an action verb is rather simple. Have your students look at a sentence and answer, “Is this verb something a person can do, be, or feel?” Some examples of action verbs are:
  • Run
  • Act
  • Agree
  • Ask
  • Hop
  • Insult
  • Think
  • Wait
  • Read
These verbs all have at least three states: present, past, and future. The past tense of verbs will often be different. Though we often add the -ed suffix at the end, there are some verbs that are written differently to convey past tense:
  • Run - Ran
  • Agree - Agreed
  • Swim - Swam
  • Sleep - Slept
Understanding how to identify action verbs can help your students ensure they are constructing complete sentences when writing. Using the activities and worksheets provided by Education.com above may help you teach your students to identify and use these action or dynamic verbs moving forward.