Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Vivid Verbs

Hey Friends!

We've been working on verbs this week.

Take a peek.

My students are dancing and singing to a rap song I found on Youtube called
"A Verb Rap".  This was a perfect brain break.  You can find this video by clicking here.

We also looked for verbs in poetry. This was perfect for covering several Common Core Standards in one lesson.  In this activity, I picked the poem "Noise Day" by Shel Silverstein.  We read the poem together several times and discussed the rhyming words and figurative language that was found throughout the poem.  Then students had to take out their highlighters or yellow markers, and highlight all the verbs they found.

We also had a fun Friday activity on verbs called " Angry Verbs".  I had copied coloring pages of the Angry Birds from here.   Then students chose their favorite Angry Bird to color.  We talked about the game and all of the action verbs associated with this game.

The students also played an "I Spy" verb game. This is very similar to scoot.  I created verb task cards and a work mat for students to use.

Tomorrow we will have a mini lesson on verbs in the past tense.  Students will have to write down all the verbs they find in the past tense in a selection of text.  Shown below is the form that my students will be using.  You can download it for free from Google Docs by clicking on the picture below.

I created a set of Power Point presentations that I use as quick mini lessons when introducing the different verb concepts.   These briefly go over the concept I want my students to understand.  They include examples and practice of the skill.

I also created a set of 5 activities that can be incorporated into stations or whole group activities. These are aligned to the common core standards and have the standards included on the upper left hand corner of each activity.  The "I Spy" Verb activity is one of them.  Also included is Vacation with Verb Tenses- Sort Game, The  "Be" verb sort,  Irregular Verbs -Race to the Finish, and Action Packed Super Hero Writing

If you would like to find out more about these units, click on any of the pictures above to find out more information.   If you would like to find out more about the combo pack that includes the power point lessons and the verb activities click here.

Well back to work. I've procrastinated long enough.  I'm being evaluated tomorrow, and I have an E.L.A. Common Core Presentation to prepare for that will take place later in the afternoon.

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luckeyfrog said...

Wow- what a great collection of verb teaching ideas! I pinned this and will DEFINITELY be using that brain break video soon! Thanks for a great post.

Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

Heather Law said...

This is a GREAT post! Thanks so much for sharing these ideas!

Heather at TeachItToday

Kelly said...

My kids LOVE that video - we did it back in September and they are STILL singing the Verb Song! Thanks for sharing such great ideas. :)

First Grade Fairytales

Corinna said...

I wish we had access to You Tube at school:( I always hear about great video from there. I love all your ideas, thanks so much for sharing:)

Surfin' Through Second

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