A poster giving the definition and examples for thinking and relating verbs.
Thinking verbs tell the reader what the characters are thinking about the events or what they were thinking at the time, as in, “I wonder what’s for lunch?” he thought.
Thinking Verbs: believe, consider, contemplate, decide, dream, forget, forgive, guess, idea, imagine, know, notice, realise, remember, see, suppose, think, understand, wonder.
Relating verbs tell us how the characters relate to other parts of the story, as in, “Amazing Man was here saving people.” They also describe a state as in, Europe is a large collection of countries.
Relating verbs: am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been, have, has, had.