This is a 10-15 minute mini-lesson focusing on identifying linking and helping verbs. The first page is a student informational page defining action, linking, and helping verbs. Examples are provided as well as a list of linking verbs and a list of helping verbs. The second sheet asks students to identify the subjects and verbs in 15 simple sentences. Students then indicate whether the sentence uses a linking verb or helping verbs. An answer key is provided.