Explore verbs within the context of the well-known story of The Gingerbread Man.
Let’s Work Out Why Verbs Are Very Important!
This worksheet is a fabulous resource for individual practice at using verbs within the context of a familiar story. Use this worksheet to review the important role verbs play in making sentences make sense. It is the perfect addition to your English lessons when studying sentence structure and parts of speech.
Students recall the story of The Gingerbread Man and use this knowledge to complete sentences with an appropriate verb. An explanation of verbs is included and students practise how to use verbs to describe an action in each sentence.
To help differentiate in your classroom, we have provided one version as a cloze exercise and the other as an open-ended activity. A version that has no illustration is also included as a download option. Use this version with students who find the illustration to be below their age level.
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
In addition to individual student work time, use this worksheet as a:
- guided literacy group activity
- lesson exit ticket
- fast finisher activity
- homework assignment
- whole-class review (via smartboard.)
Students looking for an extra challenge could create their own worksheet (using another well-known story) for their peers to complete.
Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on thick card and slipping it into a write and wipe sleeve. Students can record their answers with a marker pen, then erase and reuse.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
Don’t stop there! We’ve got more activities related to parts of speech:
An active game that allows students to consolidate their understanding of action verbs.
A word search where students find and categorise nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.