Why and how is a song about Linking Verbs effective for students?
It is important for students to understand that all sentences must have verbs. When the verbs tell what the subject is rather than what the subject does, a linking verb is born. Whether action or linking, the verb always begins the predicate. This song provides examples and imagery to help students understand the purpose of linking verbs. Students gain a basic understanding of the use of linking verbs as well as a framework for differentiating between linking verbs and action verbs in sentence formation, allowing them to take command of their writing.
Great! What related activities are included with the video?
Printable Verb Cards
Cut apart and allow students to use the cards within a cooperative learning structure or as a partner or independent center activity. Students will look at the verbs printed on the card to determine if the verb is action or linking. Hint: Remind students that if they can do it, it's an action verb.
Using Linking Verbs
Identifying Linking Verbs
Use the information presented within the sheets to model sentences on a whiteboard or smartboard to create a whole class lesson. Cut the sheet apart, gluing the related answers from the answer key on the back to use within a cooperative learning structure or as a self-checking center activity.
Action or Linking
Complete to practice differentiating verbs in sentences.
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