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Action Words are Amazing

Explore the world of words! In this lesson, play an amazing game to introduce action words to your students.
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Students will be able to recognise verbs and use them in sentences.

(10 minutes)
  • Begin the lesson by discussing actions. Potential discussion questions include: What is a physical movement of the body called? What do you do to clean your teeth? What do you do to dry your hair?
(5 minutes)
  • Have your students play charades and act out the action to other members of the class.
  • Invite the other students to guess the action.
  • Ask the students to make a sentence with that action word. For example: Raj is eating. Rahul is hopping like a frog.
  • Explain that the action words are Verbs.
(5 minutes)
  • Separate your students into groups of 4-5.
  • Instruct them to play this game of action charades, and make sure each person acts at least once.
(10 minutes)
  • Have your students draw actions or write verbs onto index cards.
  • Instruct your students to exchange them with another group to act out.
  • Enrichment:Encourage your students to find different types of verbs and use several in a sentence.
  • Support:Help your students act out actions before using them in a sentence. Model the verb by completing actions with props.
(5 minutes)
  • Ask your students to make sentences about the index card actions or verbs.
(5 minutes)
  • Ask your students to list the verbs they learned during the lesson.
  • Have each student act out one verb he learned.

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