Lesson Plan of Action Verbs

Lesson Plan of Action Verbs(II)

English Grade V

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Recognize and use more action verbs from extended environment including other subjects in speech and writing.

Information for Teachers

·         A verb is a word that expresses action, makes a statement, or links relationships.
·         A verb is one of the most importance parts of the sentence. It tells the subject actions, events, or state of beings. It is always found in the predicate of a sentence. A verb that shows action is called an action verb.
·         Action verbs are verbs that show actions. They are dynamic verbs that show something happening.
·         An action verb is a verb that expresses physical or mental action. The action verb tells us what the subject of our clause or sentence is doing-physically or mentally. Ex: run, walk, do, and drive. I’ll do my homework when I get home.
·         There are regular and irregular action verbs.
·         Regular verbs are those whose past tense and past participles are formed by adding a -d or an -ed to the end of the verb. “To roll” is a good example of a regular verb: roll, rolled, rolled.
For example:
o   To walk is a regular action verb.
o   To run is an irregular action verb.
·         Action verbs are time-telling verbs. They also tell when something takes place.
o   I walk every day (simple present).
o   I am walking (present continuous).
o   I walk yesterday (simple past).
o    I was walking yesterday when I saw an accident. (Past continuous).
o   I run every day (simple present).
o   I am running (present continuous).
o   I ran yesterday (simple past).
o   I was running yesterday when I saw an accident (past continuous).
·         Time allocation for each activity is flexible and can change as per need of the activity.
·         Scoot: to go suddenly and speedily.
·         Skip: to move by hopping on one foot and then the other.
·         Flip: to toss so as to cause to turn over in the air (flip a coin, flip one end of the scarf over your shoulder).
·         Trip: to stumble or to fall.
·         While teaching lesson, the teacher should also consult textbook at all steps where and when required.

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board, textbook

Worm up activity

·         Note:
o   The students studied the action verbs in Grade 2,3 and 4. Therefore, review their existing knowledge of the action verbs in the worm up activity. Take the students to next level of difficulty by including more action verbs from extended environment.
·         Begin the lesson by asking the students about verbs, action verbs, present, present continuous, past and past continuous forms of some regular and irregular verbs.
·         Re-teach the concepts that students recall poorly or seem to be confused about.


Activity 1

·         Write the poem on the board. If the textbook doesn’t have a poem with action verbs, you can use the following poem.
Read the poem and underline the action verbs:
                                                                                 By Lille Pluto
I jump. I shake.
I dance. I hop.
I like to move.                                                      


I can’t stop.
I scoot and roll
Across the floor
I spin in circles
Out the door
I run outside.
I leap. I skip.
I bounce. I slide.
I swing. I flip.
But I’m still careful!                              


I don’t trip!
·         Ask the students to read the poem.
·         Ask two volunteer students to perform the actions while the class is singing the poem.
·         Tell the students to recognize all the action verbs in the poem.

Activity 2

·         Write 8-10 action verbs on the board. Like as:
1.       Exchange   is/are/was/were   exchanging      exchanged      will exchange
2.       Expand      is/are/was/were   expanding        expanded        will expand
3.       Gather      is/are/was/were    gathering         gathered         will gather
4.       Narrate    is/are/was/were    narrating          narrated         will narrate
5.       Install       is/are/was/were     installing     installed           will install
6.       Purchase  is/are/was/were    purchasing   purchases       will purchase
7.       Measure  is/are/was/were    measuring    measured       will measure
8.       Build        is/are/was/were    building         built                  will build
9.       Break       is/are/was/were   breaking        broke                will break
10.   Sleep      is/are/was/were    sleeping         slept                  will sleep
·         Ask the students if they know the meanings of those action verbs.
·         Explain the meaning of each verb to the students.
·         Ask the students to give simple present and continuous, simple past and continuous and simple future form of the verbs. Write the forms in front of each verb as the students say.
·         Tell the students to make sentences using the action verbs in their notebooks.(students can choose any form of the verb to make sentence).

Sum up /Conclusion

·         Recap the lesson by asking the students the action verbs learnt.


·         Assess students’ understanding and ability to recognize action verbs through their correct responses.
·         Assess students’ ability to use more action verbs in writing through the sentences produced in activity 2.
·         Arrange an oral or written quiz after few days to further assess students’ ability to use action verbs in speech and writing.

Follow up

·         Ask students to find 15 action verbs in the textbook and write them in their notebooks. Tell students to also try to find there meanings.

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