Action Words: Lesson for Kids


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A verb is used to describe what?

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What is the verb in this sentence?

'Arthur played with his goldfish, Spike.'

2. If I wanted to show that I ran the race quickly, which sentence would be the best to use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of action verbs by asking you to explain what they do, identify some examples, and choose phrases that do and don't have action verbs in them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on how well you can:

  • Tell what an action verb describes
  • Point out the verb in a given sentence
  • Choose the best action verb for a given purpose
  • Identify a phrase that lacks an action verb

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about action words and what they do
  • Information recall - access your knowledge about what verbs are used to describe
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned about action verbs to choose the best one for a given sentence

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about action verbs, study Action Words: Lesson for Kids. You will learn how to:

  • Explain what parts of speech are
  • Discuss how changing an action verb can affect your sentence
  • Understand why you can't have a sentence without a verb