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These fun verb mind mapping sheets provide you with a quick and easy way to introduce verbs to your students, build on their collection of accessible verbs and assess their understanding. Students love selecting their animal and writing the verbs to create their verb mind map. Each page includes the definition of a verb in child friendly language, animal image, plenty of space to write and a label for their name. Use this resource for an individual lesson on verbs, print out a few copies of each animal or as a digital resource coupled with iPads or a voice recorder for the students that struggle to show their thinking with writing. I always have my students on the mat first, for an explicit instruction session on verbs. I get my students to play the verb game, making a V with their fingers then turning the V upside down and making an action on their palm and saying the verb. Then we get to work and build our verb banks on the animal sheets. It’s also nice way to start a writing lesson. Have your students create their verb banks and then include them in their writing. Students love anything to do with animals and using these templates combines a fun investigation of animals with vocabulary and language development. I have found that I can quickly identify students who need support and those that have mastered their verbs. The same activity has been produced for adjectives. Grab both resources and quickly evaluate your students understanding of both verbs and adjectives. I would love to hear your experiences of using this resource or any of my other resources. Be sure to visit my website where you will find lots of fun activities for your students and free resources, story book readings, wonderful links and more.