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Action Verbs Poster

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PDF | 1 page | Years: 1 - 7

A poster giving the definition and examples of action verbs.

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An action verb expresses something that a person, animal, object or force of nature can do or be, as in, “The water gurgled all the way down the sink.”

To move slowly: crawled, crept, dragged, inched, lingered, lurched, lurked, prowled, snaked, slacked, slid, sluggish, sneaked, snooped, snuck.

To move quickly: barreled, bolted, charged, chased, crashed through, dashed, darted, flashed, fled, flew, galloped, glided, hasted, hurried, hustled, jogged, pelted, plowed, plunged, pounced, pressed, proceeded, propelled, raced, ran, rocketed, rushed, sailed, scampered, scooted, scrambled, scurried, sped, sprinted, trotted, whisked, zipped, zoomed.

To walk: approached, followed, footed, hiked, marched, paced, patrolled, pranced, roamed, romped, stepped, skipped, stalked, stomped, strode, strolled, strutted, trailed, waddled, waded, wandered, wobbled.

To look: admired, awed, beamed, beheld, eyed, focused, gaped, gawked, gazed, glanced, glared, looked, narrowed, observed, peeked, peered, riveted, saw, scanned, sighted, spied, spotted, squinted, stared, studied, surveyed, viewed, watched.

Facial Expressions and Emotions: bawled, beamed, cackled, chuckled, contorted, cried, frowned, glowered, grimaced, grinned, laughed, mocked, mouthed, pursed lips, pouted, puckered, raised brows, rolled eyes, scowled, screamed, sighed, smiled, smirked, snarled, sneered, squawked, squinted, wept, yelled.

Curriculum

  • ACELA1478

    Understand how different types of texts vary in use of language choices, depending on their purpose and context (for example, tense and types of sentences)Elaborationsbecoming familiar with typical structural stages and language features of various t...

  • ACELA1482

    Understand that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tenseElaborationsidentifying different types of verbs and the way they add meaning to a sent...

  • ACELA1484

    Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbsElaborationsexploring examples of language which demonstrate a range of feelings and positions, and building a vocabulary to express judgments abo...

  • ACELA1493

    Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrasesElaborationscreating richer, more specific descriptions through the use of noun groups/phrases (for examp...

  • ACELA1495

    Understand how adverb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases work in different ways to provide circumstantial details about an activityElaborationsinvestigating in texts how adverb group/phrases and prepositional phrases can provide details of the ...

  • ACELA1508

    Understand how noun groups/phrases and adjective groups/phrases can be expanded in a variety of ways to provide a fuller description of the person, place, thing or ideaElaborationslearning how to expand a description by combining a related set of nou...

  • ACELA1523

    Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrasesElaborationsknowing that verbs often represent actions and that the choice of more expressive verbs makes an act...

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