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!

9 comments:

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  2. I would love this!
    Marcy
    marcy_sundling@hotmail.com

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

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

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

    Rebecca

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

    Just Wild About Teaching

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