Teach students to identify and use action verbs in sentences and reading selections.
Provide students with hands-on and interactive activities for learning about verbs. Verbs are action words. While students can benefit from identifying action verbs on worksheet assignments, teaching action verbs is the perfect opportunity to get creative. Create a set of action verb cards. Fold each one in half and put the cards in a basket or bowl. Next, allow students to select a card and act out the verb on the card. Students will be jumping, dancing, singing, snoring and doing just about any other action verb you deem appropriate inside the classroom. You can change up this game by acting out the verb yourself. Students love to see teachers act in ways they do not normally act---especially if it means acting silly.