Action Verbs

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Action Verbs : 

Action Verbs Objective: Today we will learn action verbs! Yay! jump

What is an action verb? : 

What is an action verb? A verb is one of the most important parts of the sentence. It tells the subjects actions, events, or state of being. It is always found in the predicate of a sentence. A verb that shows action is called an action verb.

The words are action verbs: : 

The words are action verbs: coughed swallowed awake ran ride sang

Can you find the action verb in each sentence? : 

Can you find the action verb in each sentence? The girls danced in the recital. Our mailman drove a funny car last week. His teacher wrote the answers on the board. Alice worked on her homework last night. Move On

No, try again. : 

No, try again.

Yes, that word is an action verb! : 

Yes, that word is an action verb! Try another sentence Move On

Present verbs : 

Present verbs An action verb that describes an action that is happening now is called a present tense verb. The bird flies through the sky. Flies is a present tense verb because it is happening right now.

Present tense verbs : 

Present tense verbs Many present tense verbs end with s, but some end with es, or ies. sleeps splashes cries

Past Verbs : 

Past Verbs Verbs which tell about actions which happened some time ago are past tense verbs. The dog wanted a bone. Wanted is a past tense verb because the action has already happened.

Past tense verbs : 

Past tense verbs Many past tense verbs end with ed, but some end with d, or ied. clapped played tried

Future Verbs : 

Future Verbs Verbs which tell about actions which are going to happen are future tense verbs. We will awaken at six a.m. Will awaken is a future tense verb because the action has not yet happened.

Future tense verbs : 

Future tense verbs Future tense verbs use special words to talk about things that will happen: will, going to, shall, aim to, etc. going to start shall email will enjoy

Helping Verbs : 

Helping Verbs A helping verb works with a main verb to help you understand what action is taking place. Elmer was using the computer.

23 Helping Verbs : 

23 Helping Verbs

Helping Verbs : 

Helping Verbs Other things to keep in mind: Not every sentence will have a helping verb with the main verb. When you see an "ing" verb such as "running", be on the lookout for a helping verb also.

Helping Verbs : 

Helping Verbs Sometimes there is another word which separates the helping verb from the main verb. One common example is "not", as in: The boy couldn't find his socks. The helping verb is could and the main verb is find.

Helping Verbs : 

Helping Verbs There are 23 verbs that can be used as helping verbs in English. am as are was were been be can has shall will do does did have should may might being would must could had I am walking. He was dancing. We were talking. I have been singing all day. He does love her. I could drive to the store but I should walk.

What did we learn? : 

What did we learn? 1. I learned the action verbs are …. 2. A present tense verb is when… 3. A past tense verb is …. 4. A future tense verb is… 5. A helping verb is… Any Questions?

Now for your assignment! : 

Now for your assignment! With a partner write 5 sentences using at least 6 verbs. Do this in present tense. Example: Right now I am walking to the store with my dog. It it is raining and I have to jump over many puddles. Each time I leap over the puddle, my dog barks. He does not enjoy the rain. I love the rain so I decide to dance. My dog is starting to cry. Oh, poor dog! He hates getting wet! Now, please re-write the same paragraph you wrote in past tense and future tense. In 10 minutes we will share! After sharing time please turn over paper and begin working independently finding verbs in sentences. NO Talking during independent activity.

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