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Verbs

Verbs are the action in the sentence. Verbs tell the reader what the subject is doing.

Ask yourself, "What is the subject doing?" to find the verb. (The subject is the noun).

Examples of verbs; running, talking or writing. Keep in mind that the use of correct verb tense is a primary literacy skill that when mastered, ensures that your children's English grammar is correct and easy to read. The easiest way to check the correct verb tense is to listen. Read the sentence out loud and then go with your gut instinct. Does it sound correct? No. Change it. Yes? Yeah!

Below are listed 7 mini-lessons and correspnding worksheets that teach English grammar and punctuation while using verbs. You may want your children to do a lesson more than once to help them master the grammar skills.

Practise makes prefect.

Mini Lesson One; The verb is the word that tells about the action in the sentence.

Here is a list of verbs to help you with your writing.

bathe
explain
face
spray
spell
wash
watch
zoom
yell
whistle
unlock
type
step
stamp
race
receive
lick
like
float
breathe
call
brush
accept
wave
welcome
attract
behave
belong
compare
detect
enjoy
move
offer
pack
record
rush
sail
talk
switch
taste
use
visit
wait
wriggle
juggle
x-ray
guide
jump
hammer
fear
fax
earn
comb
retire
print
open
complete
water
untidy
wink
program
mark
rob
press
march
return
park
label
guide
learn

Prompt to try writing worksheet 1) Worksheet on Verb Openers

 

Mini Lesson Two; Verbs invite the reader to explore your sentences. Use a wide variety of verbs in your writing. To help your children discover the verbs in the sentences on this worksheet, ask "What is the subject doing?" (What action is the noun doing?)

Prompt to try writing worksheet 2) Worksheet on Verb Openers

 

Mini Lesson Three; Helping With Writing teaches you how to guide your children to write verbs as sentence openers. The verbs in this worksheet describe what the noun (or subject) is doing and how to write the verb at the beginning of a sentence.

Prompt to try writing worksheet 3) Worksheet on Verb Openers

 

Mini Lesson Four; The verb expresses action, or a state of being.

Action Examples; bring, run, an occurence, decompose, or glitter.

State of being Examples; to be (linking verbs; is, am, was, are, were. being, be and been).

Prompt to try writing worksheet 4) Worksheet on Verb Openers

 

Mini Lesson Five; Your children will be asked some questions so that they can practise using verbs. Together, read the questions out loud to help them choose the correct verb that fits the best with the sentence.

Prompt to try writing worksheet 5) Worksheet on Verb Openers

 

Mini Lesson Six; By reading through all the sentences and choices before doing the worksheets, you and your children will get a clearer understanding of what direction the lessons is taking you.

Prompt to try writing worksheet 6) Worksheet on Verb Openers

 

Mini Lesson Seven; Read the story, "Run Won" first before doing the work. By writing lists and making charts with the verbs, your children is intensifying their English grammar and building their vocabulary.

Prompt to try writing worksheet 7) Worksheet on Verb Openers