Adventures in First Grade

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Verbs: They're What We Do!

We are going to be working on verbs this week.  Action words.  What we do.

Can we pause for a minute?  Why do some language arts programs call nouns "naming words" and verbs "action words"?  Exclusively?  Shouldn't we be teaching the children the "real" names for the parts of speech?  I can understand using the terms interchangeably so they are exposed to both.  But ONLY calling verbs action words?  I can imagine that there will be some upper level teachers who will be pretty mad at me, but I digress.

I have created a charades-like game for verbs.  The children pick a card and then act out the words on the card...without talking.  This should be interesting! 

I have twenty-four verb cards.  I will NOT do them all in one day.  I will do four or five a day as part of our grammar study.  This file also contains a culminating activity where the students have verbs in a word box and they have to match them with action pictures.  They will also choose one of the verbs in the word box and use it to write a sentence.

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But, I have something up my sleeve for a few of you.  Because it is Sunday, and sometimes we just need something special to get our week started, the first three friends who leave a comment will get this verb pack for FREE!  Just please leave me your e-mail!

Happy Sunday!


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    1. I've e-mailed you! Thanks for the comment!

  2. I would love this!

    1. Thanks, Marcy! I've e-mailed you!!

    2. Thank you!! I cannot wait to use it!

  3. Looks like it will be great for the kids who like to move!


  4. love this...putting this on my wishlist for when we go over verbs!! im your newest follower..drop by =)

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