This verb product has 84 cards teachers can use for literacy centers, intervention, or their ELL small groups. The verbs are in the present progressive tense (base word + ing). I created this so that my students would become comfortable with using verbs with ing instead of just the present tense. This would be quite helpful for kinders, first graders, your small ELL newcomer or beginner groups. I find that when kids can verbalize their thoughts, that their writing begins to improve.
The new ELPA21 test (states in a consortium that have agreed to use this test) has a speaking portion where students must view illustrations and explain in a microphone what's happening. Newcomers find this portion of the test quite daunting. I plan to use this to help my students become fluent speakers.
28 picture cards with verbs
28 picture cards without verbs (numbered for a recording sheet)
28 plain verb cards for matching up with the picture cards
3 writing pages students can write what is happening in the picture cards for review
I will present the picture cards with verbs initially. Later I will use the picture cards without words and ask students what is happening. When kids become more familiar with the cards and the language, I will add the word cards for them to match and sort. My students and I play a game after this that they really love. I hold up the action cards with illustrations and no words. I ask them questions like what is he or she doing? They must answer in a complete sentence and then they get to hold the card they "won". They practically jump in my face to get me to call on them for this game.
I laminated my cards and use them in a center. The cards will also reproduce fine in grayscale. Students could choose a black and white card, paste it into their interactive notebooks, and write sentences with the words. Additionally, I included recording sheets for the numbered picture cards (sentences) in case you want to use it that way.