Ch 3: Verbs Lesson Plans & Activities

About This Chapter

Help your students understand all there is to know about verbs by referring to the resources offered in this chapter. Enhance your students' learning experience with fun games, activities and projects that will increase their understanding of verb tense, types of verbs, participle phrases and more.

Verbs Lesson Plans & Activities - Chapter Summary

Using this chapter, you can engage your students in group and individual projects and classroom activities designed to help them build a deeper understanding of everything from action and irregular verbs to predicates and infinitive verbs. Activities that will help students learn about verb topics include writing assignments, charades, reading aloud games, memory challenges and team competitions focusing on action, irregular and helping verbs as well as verb tense and verb-subject agreement.

Lesson plans can be used as supplements to your existing plans and consist of video or text lessons that provide detailed information about various verb topics that students can review before engaging in assignments and activities.

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Ensures that verb lessons meet common core literary standards for verb use, forms and functions.
  • Student engagement: Makes learning about verbs fun and easy to help ensure your students' understanding and class participation.
  • Activities or games: Uses an alternative approach to teaching this grammar topic that students can relate to and enjoy doing.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning Verbs lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific verbs topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your English class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share various lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of verb tenses and types from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant verb activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

48 Lessons in Chapter 3: Verbs Lesson Plans & Activities
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Verbs Lesson Plan

1. Verbs Lesson Plan

Teach your students the ins and outs of verbs with this Study.com lesson plan. Centered on an educational video, the lesson is all about verbs and verb phrases. Students practice along with the video then apply concepts to a fun game.

What is a Verb Phrase? - Definition, Structure & Examples

2. What is a Verb Phrase? - Definition, Structure & Examples

In this lesson, you will review the basic definition of verbs. Then you will learn about verb phrases and be able to identify verb phrases in sentences. Test your understanding of these grammar concepts with a quiz.

Predicate Nominative Activities

3. Predicate Nominative Activities

There are many, many English grammar concepts. This lesson aims to explain one of these concepts, namely predicate nominatives, to students through engaging and informative classroom activities.

Simple & Compound Predicate Activities

4. Simple & Compound Predicate Activities

When students can tell the difference between a simple and a compound predicate, they are able to be better readers and writers. This lesson offers some activities that help students understand different kinds of predicates.

Verb To Be Lesson Plan

5. Verb To Be Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses group and individual activities to teach students about the use of linking verbs, focusing on the verb 'to be.' The lesson plan also addresses subject complements.

Modal Verbs Lesson Plan

6. Modal Verbs Lesson Plan

What are modal verbs and how are they used? In this lesson plan, students will learn about modal verbs and participate in a writing activity that emphasizes the use of modal verbs.

Predicate Lesson Plan for Elementary School

7. Predicate Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction on the predicate part of a sentence. A text lesson introduces students to the concept using simple, easy-to-understand, and engaging examples. Students then apply their new knowledge independently to a fun activity.

Subject & Predicate Lesson for Kids

8. Subject & Predicate Lesson for Kids

Even though you can write sentences about literally anything in the world, all sentences have something in common: a subject and a predicate. In this lesson, you will learn about identifying the different types of subjects and predicates.

Verb Games & Activities for Kids

9. Verb Games & Activities for Kids

Emergent readers and writers are beginning to notice different parts of speech. Use this lesson plan to teach and reinforce verbs to your students in fun activities for a wide range of abilities using on-hand classroom materials.

Phrasal Verbs Lesson Plan

10. Phrasal Verbs Lesson Plan

What are phrasal verbs and how should they be used in writing and speaking? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to establish a knowledge base for students. A pair and share activity provides practice with phrasal verbs.

Phrasal Verbs: Definition & Examples

11. Phrasal Verbs: Definition & Examples

Phrasal verbs are verbs that contain more than one word. In this lesson, we'll learn about the roles of phrasal verbs and when they can and cannot be separated in a sentence.

Phrasal Verb Activities & Games

12. Phrasal Verb Activities & Games

Phrasal verbs are an important part of English vocabulary and knowing how, and when, to use them can be a vital skill. This lesson provides teachers with classroom activities and games that can be used to teach phrasal verbs to students.

Verb Games for Middle School

13. Verb Games for Middle School

Identifying and using verbs is a skill that increases with practice. Make that practice engaging for students by trying some of these middle school verb games.

Irregular Verbs Lesson Plan

14. Irregular Verbs Lesson Plan

Are you teaching verbs to students? This lesson plan uses an informational text to review verbs and verb tense, then teach about irregular verbs. Students will read the text lesson, practice applying content, and then play a fun game for reinforcement.

Irregular Verbs in English: Definition & Examples

15. Irregular Verbs in English: Definition & Examples

How do you express an action? Or how you are feeling right now? You use verbs of course! This lesson explains the definition and use of irregular verbs in the English language.

Irregular Verb Games & Activities

16. Irregular Verb Games & Activities

Irregular verbs can sometimes be challenging and confusing, particularly for younger students. This lesson provides teachers with irregular verbs games and activities for classroom use.

Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

17. Verb Tense & Subject-Verb Agreement

Learn all about verb tense and subject-verb agreement in our first lesson on this tricky topic. We'll look at examples to help you understand this concept.

Subject-Verb Agreement Games & Activities

18. Subject-Verb Agreement Games & Activities

One of the most common English grammar errors involves subject-verb agreement. This lesson provides teachers with games and activities designed to help students identify and correct these errors.

Linking Verbs Lesson Plan for Elementary School

19. Linking Verbs Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach your elementary students about linking verbs with this lesson plan. Students will work in guided and independent groups to play games and reinforcement activities that help them practice linking verbs.

Linking Verbs: Lesson for Kids

20. Linking Verbs: Lesson for Kids

Verbs are an important part of a sentence, but did you know that there are different types of verbs? This lesson will teach you about one type, linking verbs, and how to identify them in sentences.

Linking Verbs Lesson Plan

21. Linking Verbs Lesson Plan

Teach your students about linking verbs with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson defining the term, and you will guide them through practice identifying in sentences. Guided and independent practice along with discussion questions and a quiz make learning stick.

What Are Linking Verbs? - Definition & Examples

22. What Are Linking Verbs? - Definition & Examples

There are many ways to classify verbs. Two main types of verbs are action verbs and linking verbs. This lesson will give you a definition of linking verbs, some examples, and a way to identify linking verbs.

Linking Verb Games & Activities

23. Linking Verb Games & Activities

Linking verbs are an integral part of a solid English vocabulary. This lesson provides teachers with linking verb games and activities for classroom use.

Action Verb Lesson Plan

24. Action Verb Lesson Plan

What is an action verb and how can they be used effectively in writing? This lesson plan uses an engaging text lesson that walks students through the basics of action verbs. An activity connects students with the action verbs in a fun way.

Action Verbs: Lesson for Kids

25. Action Verbs: Lesson for Kids

This is a lesson about action verbs. You'll learn what an action verb is and think of action verbs you can use. Then, you'll practice finding the action verbs in some sentences.

Action Verb Games & Activities

26. Action Verb Games & Activities

Proper use of action verbs can do wonders in terms of enhancing a student's vocabulary. This lesson provides teachers with classroom games and activities designed to help students identify and use action verbs.

Infinitive Lesson Plan

27. Infinitive Lesson Plan

To write in the infinitive or to not write in the infinitiveā€¦ Introducing students to various types of phrases broadens their understanding of English grammar and adds variety to their writing. This lesson plan introduces the infinitive phrase through a short video, small group and whole class discussions, and a group activity.

Infinitive Verb Form: Definition & Examples

28. Infinitive Verb Form: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about the infinitive, the basic building block of the verb in the English language. After learning about this you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

Infinitive Activities & Games

29. Infinitive Activities & Games

Your students may get confused when a grammar lesson is about infinitives. With a very easy explanation and some fun activities and games, students can learn to use infinitives with no trouble.

Helping Verb Lesson Plan

30. Helping Verb Lesson Plan

Help students gain a solid understanding of helping verbs with this lesson plan. Students will watch a lesson video explaining what they are and showing how they work with plenty of examples. Active learning throughout this lesson means concepts stick.

What are Helping Verbs? - Definition & Examples

31. What are Helping Verbs? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will look at helping, or auxiliary, verbs and their roles in sentences. As the name indicates, helping verbs assist in making verbs complete, and they help with sentence meaning.

Helping Verb Games & Activities

32. Helping Verb Games & Activities

As students learn more about grammar, they will come across helping (also called auxiliary verbs) with increasing frequency. This lesson provides teachers with helping verb games and activities designed for classroom use.

Helping Verb Games for Kids

33. Helping Verb Games for Kids

Looking for fun ways to incorporate verbs into classroom activities? This lesson describes several games you can use to make helping verbs come alive for your students.

Imperative Verbs Lesson Plan

34. Imperative Verbs Lesson Plan

What are imperative verbs and how are they used in writing and speech? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to summarize key points about imperative verbs. An activity gives students practice in the use of imperative verbs.

What is an Imperative Verb? - Definition & Examples

35. What is an Imperative Verb? - Definition & Examples

Imperative verbs instruct people to do something. They come at the beginning of sentences that are commands. Come, read this lesson, and learn about imperative verbs!

Predicate Lesson Plan

36. Predicate Lesson Plan

This video-based lesson plan can be used to teach students about predicates. The video reviews sentence parts and explains subjective and nominative predicates, outlining rules in a fun way. Questions and activities guide learning, and a quiz checks understanding.

What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples

37. What are Predicates? - Definition and Examples

A predicate is a necessary component of each sentence, so it's important to know what one is and how to identify one. This lesson goes over the basics of predicates as well as how knowing about them can help answer other grammatical questions.

Verb Phrase Activities

38. Verb Phrase Activities

Teaching your students to identify and modify verb phrases can help them with both reading and writing. This lesson offers interactive activities that will help your students understand what verb phrases are and why they matter.

Transitive Verb Activities & Games

39. Transitive Verb Activities & Games

Transitive verbs may sound complicated, but they're actually quite easy to understand. This lesson gives teachers classroom activities and games designed to teach transitive verbs to students of different ages and abilities.

Stative Verb Activities

40. Stative Verb Activities

Some students may not be aware that there are, in fact, different types of verbs. This lesson focuses on stative verbs by providing teachers with classroom activities designed to teach this verb type to learners of varying ages.

Stative Verbs Lesson Plan

41. Stative Verbs Lesson Plan

Your students can probably list off a number of action verbs, but can they do the same for stative verbs? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain what a stative verb is, then has students up and moving in related activities.

Stative Verbs: Definition & Examples

42. Stative Verbs: Definition & Examples

Not all verbs are standard action words. In this lesson you will learn about stative verbs and how they differ from dynamic verbs. You will also look at a few examples.

Verb Patterns Activities & Games

43. Verb Patterns Activities & Games

Many English grammar concepts can be better understood through the use of activities and games. This lesson provides such activities for teaching verb patterns to students of varying ages and abilities.

Gerund Activities for Elementary School

44. Gerund Activities for Elementary School

Understanding gerunds is important to help elementary school students vary their sentence structure when writing. Use these activities to help students identify gerunds and include them in their written work.

Auxiliary Verb Activities

45. Auxiliary Verb Activities

You can't have a sentence without a verb, so knowing how to use verbs correctly is a vitally important skill. This lesson provides teachers with activities designed to teach auxiliary verbs to students of differing abilities.

Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Plan

46. Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Plan

Looking for a new way to teach subject-verb agreement? How about a helping hand from a Study.com video lesson and a simple in class activity? To keep going with grammar instruction, consider our suggestions for supplementary activities and related lessons.

Simple Past Tense Lesson Plan

47. Simple Past Tense Lesson Plan

This lesson plan reviews verbs and teaches the simple past tense. The plan includes a video, group activities, reading exercises, and a writing assignment.

Using Has and Have Lesson Plan

48. Using Has and Have Lesson Plan

How do you help students understand when to use the word 'have' versus the word 'has'? This lesson plan will guide you through a video lesson, responsive discussion, and an interactive activity to help you present this lesson to your students.

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