Students learn action and linking verbs (for a week in my class) and did some practice... then we did helping verbs and verb phrases (for another week) with some practice. Then the fun- I had them write a super hero story. Students had to underline the action verb, linking verbs, and verb phrases based on the color code given to them.
Included in this activity pack:
anchor chart idea
two independent practice pages. One focuses on action and linking verbs and the other adds in the element of verb phrases (this can be left out for younger students).
a writing activity with two options (one that only requires students to identify action and linking verbs and one that requires identification of action, linking, and verb phrases)
writing paper (primary and intermediate lined)
and craftivity pieces (with samples of ways to complete this)
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of action and linking verbs (and verb phrases if taught in your grade). They will begin by completing an anchor chart listing verbs that a super hero would do. Then they will complete an identification page for action and linking verbs. The following lesson (if/once main/helping verbs are taught), students will complete another identification page. This will prepare them for their writing activity.
Students will then write their own story about Victor or Vicky Verb. There are two options for this after writing: Students will identify action verbs, linking verbs, and verb phrases OR students will identify action and linking verbs.
Do you teach a younger grade but still want do complete the craftivity? Have students write sentences about what their Verb Hero could do and just underline the verbs. No need to use the rubrics or have students identify action and linking if that is not appropriate for your grade/class.
The duration for this is listed as one week but we teach the types of verbs in 2 weeks. In reality we spent about 2.5 weeks on this including the teaching of the skills and the writing.
You will need quite a bit of construction paper to complete the craftivity. My class of 20 used 15 tan pieces of paper, 10 black, 8 yellow, 2 gray, 10 blue, 6 purple, and 5 green.