Grammar Worksheets | Finding The Verb |Simple Steps to Sentence Sense | Step 2

Charlene Tess
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Step Two in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense series is learning to find the verb in a sentence and determine if it is an action verb or a linking verb.

Note: This is the PRINT version. The teacher will copy and then distribute the pages in this resource.

This 16-page unit on Finding Verbs includes:

  • a Sentence Analysis Map (SAM),
  • lesson notes,
  • document projection master,
  • 20 group practice sentences,
  • 20 individual practice sentences,
  • writing connection pages,
  • a test,
  • and the answers.

This unit is Common Core Aligned.


In my book, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense, I present eight simple steps, which if followed in order, make it easy to analyze an English sentence.

I'm Charlene Tess, and grammar is my specialty. I have always loved taking sentences apart and putting them back together, and I successfully taught my students using the simple steps method for over three decades.

You will save money if you buy the eBook that includes all of the 8 Simple Steps to Sentence Sense and an advanced step for AP students. You will find it here.


First, make copies of the SAM sheet and the lesson notes and give each student a copy.

Please be aware that this unit comes directly from the book. If you already own or plan to purchase the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School book, this product will be a duplicate. It is important that you follow the 8 simple steps you will find in the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense for High School book in order to fully understand how to analyze English sentences. Skipping around can be confusing and the tests in the book are cumulative. For example, Step One, Finding Prepositional Phrases, and Step Two are also tested in all the steps that follow.



If you would like to give your students an overview of the 8 simple steps, you might be interested in these instructional videos. They are short, easy to understand and come with a practice exercise and the answers. You can use them with students who enroll late in the year, with students who need tutoring, or you can play each video for your class, sit back, and let me explain each of the eight steps as an introduction to the actual unit from the Simple Steps to Sentence Sense eBooks and resources.

You will find the individual videos here.

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Your students can practice the steps they learn in Simple Steps to Sentence Sense on self-grading BOOM Cards and get immediate feedback. You can buy the steps individually or save 20% on the bundle.


I hope you find this unit helpful.

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