It’s great for Daily 5 word work or a game students can play with a substitute teacher, or when you have a few extra minutes in your day.
My students absolutely LOVE playing these games, and I’ve noticed nice improvement in their writing, as well as their verbal vocabulary.
The packet includes an action verb of the day poster, a cover for a student-made, action verb dictionary, an alphabetical list of 172 action verbs, plus 172, mini, action verb cards.
Put a new verb on the poster each day.
Students can define it, use it in a sentence, add it to their dictionary and give as many synonyms for that verb as they can think of.
To play a Charades game, toss the cards into a container.
Gather the students in a circle and have them choose a card.
They have 30 seconds to act out the verb.
You decide on the rules, if they can use props or a partner.
To keep the game fresh, challenge students to solve as many word cards as they can, in a designated amount of time.
Keep track of their highest score to see if they can beat it each time you play the game.
This is very motivating for them, and such a super-fun way to learn new words.
The other portion of the packet, Ready! Set! Action! I use as a classroom management tool.
This is also simple and quick, yet highly effective and a fun way to reinforce verbs, while helping students “get the wiggles out” or transition to another activity.
Children enjoy the action of the activity, while you reinforce the grammar concept, at the same time easily & successfully managing classroom behavior.
This classroom management portion, includes several posters, student name cards, 45 action verb cards, plus a blank set to program with whatever.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me. I sincerely hope you have as much fun and success, practicing verbs using this classroom management technique as I do. Wishing you an action-packet year.
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