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Types of Verbs Teaching Slides

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    Updated:  20 Jun 2024

Teach students about the different types of verbs with this set of 38 teaching slides with activities.

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    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

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    Pages:  1 Page

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    Year:  3

teaching resource

Types of Verbs Teaching Slides

  • Updated

    Updated:  20 Jun 2024

Teach students about the different types of verbs with this set of 38 teaching slides with activities.

  • Editable

    Editable:  PowerPoint, Google Slides

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  3

Teach students about the different types of verbs with this set of 38 teaching slides with activities.

Mastering Verbs: The Heart of Every Sentence

Grasping the various types of verbs is fundamental to mastering English grammar. Verbs are the backbone of sentences, providing action, linking ideas, and indicating time. A solid understanding of verbs enhances students’ writing clarity and fluency, allowing them to express complex ideas precisely and accurately. By mastering verbs, students can craft more dynamic, engaging, and grammatically correct sentences, setting a strong foundation for effective communication. This set of teaching slides explicitly teachers students about the following verb types:

  • Action verbs – the powerhouse of sentences, conveying what the subject is doing. Whether it’s running, jumping, reading, or thinking, these verbs bring clarity to your writing.
  • Helping verbs – words that work alongside the main verbs to add detail.
  • Linking verbs – connect the subject of a sentence to a subject complement.
  • Past, present, and future tense verbs – students understanding the tense is crucial for conveying when an action has occurred.
  • Irregular verbs – these verbs don’t follow standard rules, so they require special attention when teaching students about them.

Verb Activities to Use in the Classroom

Along side this set of teaching slides there are a number of easy to implement verb activities that you can use during and after using these types of verbs teaching slides in your classroom, here are some suggestions:

  • Verb Charades – Students act out action verbs without speaking, and their classmates guess the verb.
  • Verb Sorting – Students categorize a list of verbs into action, linking, and helping verbs.
  • Verb Tense Timeline – Students place verbs on a timeline to illustrate past, present, and future tense.
  • Sentence Construction Relay – Students race to construct grammatically correct sentences using given verbs.
  • Linking Verb Transformation – Transform sentences by replacing action verbs with linking verbs.

Dive Deeper: Interactive Slides

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Kendall Britnell, a Teach Starter collaborator, contributed to this resource.


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