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Action verbs
Grammar

Action verbs

OVERVIEW

A verb is a word that tells you what a person, animal, or thing does. An action verb is a verb that describes an action.

Download our Find the action verb activity below.

This activity asks children to identify action verbs. Read the words together. This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.

 

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.1.B Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.D Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.

EXAMPLE

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Action verbs: walk, sit, smileNon-action verbs: be, am, love Non-action verbs: be, am, love

ACTIVITIES

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Deep Dive

Read our report on the Science of Reading. Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This report provides an easy to understand overview of each of these pillars and explains the important connection between how the brain learns to read (the Neuroscience of Reading) and how we teach children to read (The Science of Reading Instruction). It also explains why helping children build connections between letters and sounds, through phonics and phonemic awareness, is so crucial for the developing reading mind. This report is perfect for sharing with colleagues and friends!