Lesson Plan of Action Words
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Read common naming and action words and match them with pictures.
- Show a series of actions in a picture by writing action verbs.
- Identify and use more common action words.
Information for Teachers
- Action words are also called verbs, but now they are referred to as ‘action words’ as that makes their purpose clear.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, chart paper with different activities, flashcards, texts/other print resource
- Model some simple actions and ask students to guess what you are doing:
- Encourage students to answer in full sentences: you are walking.
- Don`t make any sound when you do this.
- Make your actions exaggerated so that students may easily guess.
- Write the words on the board as students say them.
- Ask the students:
- What are these words I have written on the board? (The students may answer: Action words)
- Revise the concept of action words by asking:
- What are action words?
- Appreciate the students if they give the right answer. Gently correct the students if they are wrong.
- Ask the students to write the words in their copies.
- Tell the class that they will be singing a poem with you.
- Sing the following poem aloud and ask the children to repeat after you. Sing the poem and act out the different action words.
- Sing it to the tune that you like.
- Remember you have to sing it, just reading it will be uninteresting
- Ask children to stand up and do the actions with you.
- Ask the students: which words did we act out from the poem.
- Ask the student to repeat the action words.
- Ask them what are these words? (students may answer: Action Verbs or Naming Words)
- Divide the class into groups. Give each group a picture (taken from a book, newspaper, or an old magazine.
- You can also choose a picture from the textbook. Choose a picture that shows a lot of actions happening.
- Ask the students to use action words to discuss what is happening in the pictures.
- Ask the students to write action words for each picture.
- Divide the class into four/five groups. Give each student a set of picture flash cards showing action words and naming words (you can make picture flash cards by pasting pictures cutout from old magazines, newspaper, book etc.)
- Give them another set of flashcards with the words (verbs and nouns shown in picture cards) written on them.
- Ask them to match the words with the picture cards.
- Divide the class into pairs. Give them a picture each. You can select the picture from the textbook or a storybook.
- Select a picture that shows some actions verbs and some nouns as well.
- You can take a picture from a newspaper, storybook or a textbook.
- Ask the students to put the chits of words next to the action word/ naming word.
- Monitor and check the students work.
Sum up / Conclusion
- Encourage student to use action words by asking the following questions:
- What do you do in the morning, afternoon, evening and night?
- What do you do at different times of the year: Holidays, Eid Holiday, Summer Holidays, etc.?
- Ask the students to circle the verb and underline the nouns in the following sentences:
- All plays in the ground with his friend.
- Shut the door.
- Maria eats butter and jam.
- Hamid’s teacher gives him homework.
- Sofia is sleeping.
- Note: the exercise is solved to help the teachers. The bold words are verbs. The words underlined are nouns.
- Ask the students to write five words, that they see their mother, father, brothers, sisters, teacher of friends doing.
- Ask them to make sentences with these words them.