What Are They DOING? Printable Version

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PreK - 2nd
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Teach 60 action words in sentence context.

Included are three sets of cards identified as A, B, or C. One set includes an image and an action word, one set includes two cloze sentences, and one set is only the action image. The cards are numbered for ease in locating specific cards you may want to use, i.e., 1A, 1B, and 1C all are related to “She is dancing.”

Each set of cards can be used as a stand alone activity or may be used in conjunction within an activity.

Stand Alone Activities:

Activity 1: Read aloud the direction on the ‘A’ set of cards with the “Find someone who is….” instruction and have a student point to/show the target image. After a correct image is chosen, model the sentence, “He/She is _____ing.” Have the student(s) imitate the sentence.

Activity 2: Using the ‘B’ set of cards have students complete the sentences provided on each card or respond to your questions to complete the sentences, i.e., “What is she doing?” / Who is dancing?”

Activity 3: Using the ‘C’ set of cards have students provide an action word or sentence using the action word to describe the illustration. (Just for fun, print two sets and do this activity as a memory matching activity.)

Activity 4: Using the ‘C’ set of cards have the students identify the cards as ‘he’, ‘she’ or ‘they’ and/or produce a sentence using pronouns to describe the illustrations.

Activity using all cards in conjunction:

You will need to have three stacks of cards (a stack for each set A, B, and C). The stacks should be in the same numerical order. Have a student complete the task described above in Activity 1. Follow this immediately by selecting the corresponding card from the B stack and use as described above in Activity 2. Follow this by selecting the corresponding card from the C stack and use as described above in Activity 3.
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