Types of Verbs Anchor Chart (with a freebie!)

How are the types of verbs like the members of a rock band? Check out this blog post that features a Types of Verbs anchor chart and a FREEBIE!

A few weeks ago, Linda contacted me and asked me to consider creating a craftivity to reinforce the three types of verbs (action, helping, and linking) that could be used as a follow-up activity to my "A Closer Look at Verbs" PowerPoint.  As many of you know, I tend to create craftivities that are based upon analogies.  It is always my hope that these analogies will help students build connections and retain the overall meaning of a concept.  Well, I thought of an idea almost immediately... only to discover that it was not going to work.  (I could not find the right clip art, and my "vision" just wasn't going to be workable.) 

So, I went back to the drawing board, and thought..... and thought... and thought.  Then, just as I was about to concede and email Linda to tell her that I was going to have to put this on my maybe-someday-when-I-get-a-great-idea list, a light bulb switched on in my mind!  Would it work to make an analogy between the types of verbs and a rock band?  The more I thought about it, the more it made sense to me!  After all, the musicians in a rock band are constantly moving, or doing actions (whether it's singing, jamming on an instrument, or headbanging with the beat!)  The instruments... well, they are like helping verbs!  Without the help of instruments, a rock band wouldn't be much of a rock band.  And what about those troublesome linking verbs that had made all of my other analogy ideas stop in their tracks?  Well, linking verbs are like the speakers that link the music to the listeners!
Verb Anchor Chart: Action, Linking, and Helping Verbs. This blog post contains a FREE matching foldable, too!
Clip art by Scrappin Doodles.

The more I thought about it, the more I liked it, so I went ahead and created the matching craftivity/poster set.
Help your students understand the difference between action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs with this Types of Verbs craftivity. Three posters and a worksheet are also included!


If you like the analogy and think it might help your students, feel free to download the matching FREEBIE that you can have your students glue into their interactive notebooks.



FREE Types of Verbs Interactive Notebook Entry: Action, Linking, and Helping Verbs. This blog post contains a matching anchor chart, too!
Click HERE to download this for free!

FREE Types of Verbs Interactive Notebook Entry: Action, Linking, and Helping Verbs. This blog post contains a matching anchor chart, too!
Students write example sentences under each flap, underlining the target verbs.
How are the types of verbs like the members of a rock band? Check out this blog post that features a Types of Verbs anchor chart and a FREEBIE!



4 comments:

  1. As usual you have some great ideas - I love all your analogies and crafts! I also wanted to stop by to wish you a Merry Christmas!

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! You have a merry Christmas, too (and a relaxing holiday break!) :)

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  2. I love this idea! Grammar concepts are very difficult and any analogy you can provide to assist students the better! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas and hard work! Have a great Christmas!!

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  3. Thank you! A simple but fun way for my 3rd graders to see what an action verb is!

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