Verbs in a Sentence Resource

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Are your students struggling with writing verbs in a sentence?  This differentiated activity helps your students write verbs in a sentence. It focuses on targeting action verbs vs linking verbs vs helping verbs. Engaging activities include fun mystery stories that give students lots of practice in finding and writing different types of verbs.

Using this resource will develop your students' understanding of sentence structure by focusing on why sentences need verbs and how to identify and write different types of verbs in a sentence. These activities will help students develop a true understanding of sentence writing rules for verbs! This resource allows for easy teaching and easy planning which will lead to effective learning. 

These verb worksheets include differentiated verb practice activities, along with sentence building writing supports (verb anchor charts, reference guide, and question prompts.) 

Each activity incorporates a mystery story to help make identifying and writing subjects fun and engaging! Each story is short and contains only 9-10 sentences across 2 pages. Perfect for students with limited stamina! Do one story or even one page in a single period or session. 

▶️ Multi-modality-based learning is an effective way to reach all students. That's why we encourage you and your students to watch our paired Verb Teaching Video for a complete lesson!

These verb activities make for easy-to-plan writing centers!

**After using this resource with the paired video teaching lesson your students will be able to edit and review their sentences to include verbs with less support from you!

Who is it for?

  • Students in grades 1-3
  • Students who are learning to write complete sentences
  • Students who write incomplete sentences
  • Great for whole class or small group lessons, independent work, and writing centers
  • Use within General Education classrooms, Special Education services, home school, intervention services, and Speech and Language therapy sessions!
*PLEASE NOTE: The digital version of this resource will open on Google Slides ™. There is also a PDF version available to make printing easy!

What's included in Writing Complete Sentences with Verbs:

✅  This product is best used alongside the Verb Teaching Video.

✅  Verb anchor charts of action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs

✅  Verbs in a sentence differentiated activities include:

LEVEL 1: Multiple Choice 

  • Determine if the Verb is Action Verb
  • Determine if the Verb is Linking Verb
  • Determine if the Verb is Helping Verb

LEVEL 2: Open Response

  • Determine if the sentence has an Action Verb and Write It 
  • Determine if the sentence has a Linking Verb and Write It 
  • Determine if the sentence has a Helping Verb and Write It

Verb Practice Activities:

LEVEL 1: Multiple Choice

  • Identify the Verb Type: Choose which type of verb is underlined in the sentence- linking verb vs helping verb vs action verb
  • Identify the Verb (mixed types): Choose the verb in the sentence 
  • Writing: Read a sentence about each mystery story, underline the verb, & choose the  type 

LEVEL 2: Open Response

  • Determine the Verb Type: Write which type of verb is underlined in the sentence- linking verb vs helping verb vs action verb 
  • Determine the Verb (mixed types): Write the verb found in the sentence
  • Writing: Write a sentence about each mystery story, underline the verb, & write the type

✅ The review activity can be paired with the Verb Teaching Video to check your students’ understanding of this skill or sent home as homework.

✅ Answer key for all verb sentence building activities


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