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Identifying Verbs - I Have, Who Has? Card Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 1 - 3

Play a fun and exciting game that is great for students who are now learning how to identify action verbs.

No More Verb Worksheets! Let’s Play Instead!

The Identifying Verbs – I Have, Who Has? Game is a fun and exciting way for students to review and practice identifying action verbs. Students read sentences and determine which word is an action verb in each sentence. 

To play, students are each given a card. The student with the first card begins to play by reading their card aloud. Play passes to the student who has the card containing the answer. Each card links to another, and the game continues until all cards are read and matched.

Through this activity, students will show their ability to identify action verbs in context and enhance listening and speaking skills in the classroom.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Language Arts lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this Grammar game to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by providing access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

Have students complete the activity in small groups or with a small group instructor.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage fast finishers to use the action verbs in their writings or have them make an action verb anchor chart for the class to use.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the  Color or Blackline PDF version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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