Action Verbs: Picture Match
A verb is a word that tells you what a person, animal, or thing does. An action verb is a verb that describes an action.
Download our Match the picture to the action verb activity below.
This activity asks children to choose the action verb that best describes the picture. Read the words together. How do you know which action verb to choose? Do you know what the words mean? Can you think of any other action verbs? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.
Common Core alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.1.B Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.D Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.
ACTION VERB EXAMPLEs
Action verbs: wash, draw, run
Non-action verbs: like, was, smell
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In line with both the Common Core Standards (US) and the National Curriculum (UK), children are expected to develop a mastery of grammar that will help them become proficient in their use of written and oral language.
Mastery of grammar requires an understanding of concepts such as the different parts of speech (e.g. noun, verb, adjective), the different tenses of verbs (e.g. play-played, go-went), the plural of nouns (e.g. pen-pens, box-boxes, man-men), the syntax of simple and complex sentences and questions, and the correct use of punctuation.