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Verbs, adverbs . Action Verb. Tells what someone or something is doing or thinking . Example: Rain pounded against the roof . Example : Morgan suspected that basketball practice would be cancelled . Action Verb Brainstorm. Board brainstorm. Choose 3.

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Action verb
Action Verb

  • Tells what someone or something is doing or thinking.

  • Example: Rain pounded against the roof.

  • Example: Morgan suspected that basketball practice would be cancelled.

Action verb brainstorm
Action Verb Brainstorm

  • Board brainstorm.

  • Choose 3.

  • Three most creative sentences in three minutes.

  • Share.

Linking verb
Linking Verb

  • Connects a word at the beginning (usually the subject) with another word at the end.

  • Usually, a form of the ‘to be’ verb: is, are, am, was, were, am being, can be, have been, etc.

  • Example: I am a teacher, and you are students.

Linking verb activities
Linking Verb Activities

  • Two sentences describing yourselves. Use linking verbs.

Helping verbs
Helping Verbs

  • Added to main verb to make a single verb phrase.

  • Often a ‘to be’ verb.

  • Example: Young people should drive carefully.

  • Example: We are eating chicken biscuits for breakfast.

Helping verb activity
Helping Verb Activity

  • Write two sentences using at least one helping verb and the main verb shown below.

    • Sizzle.

    • Snort.

Action vs linking vs helping
Action vs. Linking vs. Helping

  • Complete the verb practice WS.

  • In plenary?


  • Modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.

  • Often, but not always, ends in –ly.

  • Example: …talk quietly…

  • Example…dark green car…

  • Example…walks very quickly…

  • Example: Marina is tired because she slept fitfully.

  • Example: Lauren prefers to use the hot pink highlighter.

  • Example: Brendan swings the bat very forcefully.


  • When describing a verb:

    • Where? When? How? To what extent?

    • The 8th graders marched noisily across the quad toward the cafeteria.

  • When modifying an adjective or another adverb:

    • To what extent?

    • Nashville has been extremely humid this summer.

Adverb practice
Adverb Practice

  • Create sentences using using…

    • …‘very’ as an adverb

    • …‘sleepily’ as an adverb

    • …choose your own adverb

Journal verbs adverbs
Journal: Verbs, Adverbs

  • TOPIC: Think of an activity that you are good at – e.g. playing video games, playing a sport, riding horses, building furniture, painting or drawing, etc. – and then explain to someone, in detail, how to do it.

  • Use and underline at least…

    • 5 action verbs in red

    • 2 linking verbs in blue

    • 2 helping verbs in green

    • 3 adverbs in orange