Our Introduction to Verbs Lesson Plan introduces young students to the definition of verbs and enables them to identify, form and use verb tenses correctly. Develop vocabulary and written expression with this lesson plan, which also engages peer learning and builds confidence as students share their creative sentences and verb identification.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction
- Instruct the students to do the following: a. Stand and run in place. b. Sing a line of Row, Row, Row Your Boat. c. Walk one lap around the room d. Sit down in your seats. e. Talk to the person next to you.
- Next, ask: Can you name all of the actions you did in the last few minutes?
- Allow for responses and discussion. List students’ responses. They should include: standing, running, singing, walking, sitting, talking, moving, and maybe others.
- Refer to the list and ask students if they know what the words are called: verbs.
- Introduce verbs. Distribute the Introduction to Verbs content pages.
- Read and review the information with the students. Ask students what actions the images represent.
- Use additional examples if necessary for student understanding, especially explaining the difference between past, present, and future tenses of verbs and how they are correctly used.
- Distribute the Activity page. Review the instructions. Students may work in pairs or alone.
- Tell students they may use helping verbs, as well as write about it in the past, present or future. For example: has fallen.
- Distribute the Practice page. Allow sufficient time to complete. Check and review with the class. Allow students to share their answers.
- Distribute the Homework page. Tell students they may NOT use eating as one of their actions. Allow students to share their sentences the next day and to identify the verbs they circled.
- In closing the lesson, ask students how many actions they think they do each day.
- Allow for responses and discussion. Try to estimate the number per hour, etc. This will get them thinking of the different actions throughout the day, along with the verbs.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1.C CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1.E CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.1.D CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.A CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.D CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1.F
Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions
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