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Grammar Verbs

 

 

Learn about Action Verbs in Traditional Stories

 

 

 

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Nouns name people or things – Verbs tell us what action they are doing

pinocchio

 

Pinocchio stared at his nose.

Pinocchio is the noun – stared is the action Pinocchio did

 

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Nouns name people or things – Verbs tell us what action they are doing

 

pinocchio

Pinocchio’s nose grew longer and longer.

Pinocchio is the noun – grew is the action his nose did

 

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Action verbs are words that describe actions

they tell us what something or someone is doing

red-riding-hood

Red Riding Hood walked through the woods.

 

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Action verbs can tell us the actions of people

red-riding-hood 

Red Riding Hood carried a basket.

Action verbs can also tell us the actions of things

wolf-scary

The wolf watched her from behind a tree.

 

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Action verbs can describe physical actions

wolf-in-grandma-bed 

The wolf dressed in Grandmother’s clothes.

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we can see what the wolf did

Action verbs can also describe mental actions

wolf-in-grandma-bed

The wolf hoped Red Riding Hood was on her way.

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we cannot see what the wolf did

 

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Action verbs can describe physical actions

prince-and-cinderella-dancing

The prince and Cinderella danced at the ball.

 

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Action verbs can describe mental actions

cinderella 

Cinderella wanted the shoe to fit.

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Download English Grammar worksheet 5 

Questions

 

write-your-answer 1. Write the words that belong in the blank spaces below.

 

A noun is a word that names people, places or things

people

red-riding-hood-and-the-wolf

a._______

places

red-riding-hood-and-the-wolf

b. _______

things

red-riding-hood-and-the-wolf

c. _______

 

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write-your-answer 2. Write the word that belongs in the blank space below. 

Common nouns name general things

red-riding-hood-and-the-wolf

do not start with a capital letter

girl

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the word girl is a general noun that applies to any girl

Proper nouns name particular things

red-riding-hood-and-the-wolf

start with a capital letter

_______

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there is only one girl that is in a story about a wolf dressing in her grandmother’s clothes

  

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write-your-answer 3. Write the word that belongs in the blank space below. 

 

We need nouns and adjectives to describe characters

characters are the people or things in a story

green-frog-prince

frog

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noun

green-frog-prince

the _______ frog

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adjective

   

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write-your-answer 4. Write the word that belongs in the blank space below.

 

We need nouns and adjectives to describe settings

a setting is the place where a story is set 

pink-castle

palace

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noun

pink-castle

the _______ palace

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adjective

 

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We need adjectives to describe characters and settings

 

the-3-bears

 

write-your-answer 5. Copy the words that are adjectives in this sentence:

 

The youngest bear wore blue and green trousers.

 

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We needs verbs to describe what action is being done

 

the-3-bears

Mummy Bear made porridge before their walk.

the-3-bears

Daddy Bear washed the dishes before their walk.

the-3-bears

The Three Bears then walked in the woods.

 

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Verbs tell us the actions being done

 

write-your-answer 6. Copy each sentence and add a verb in the gap:

 

children running

 

The children ______ in the race.

children running

 

Asha ______ in first place.

 

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write-your-answer 7. Which of the two actions below is a mental action?

 

children reading

The children read the story about the three little pigs.

children reading

The children hoped that the straw house wouldn’t fall down.

 

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Not all wolves in stories are bad characters

Walter Wolf is throwing a party for Red Riding Hood and her grandmother

walter-wolf 

Walter carried red, blue, green and yellow balloons to the party.

 

write-your-answer 8. Which words in this sentence are common nouns?


write-your-answer 9. Which word in this sentence is a proper noun?


write-your-answer 10. Which words in this sentence are adjectives?


write-your-answer 11. Which word in this sentence is a verb?


 

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End of lesson Thinking Activity

Finish the sentence below.

 

What I learnt today that will help me the most is…

time-to-think

 

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Homework

 

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 Homework 5 - Traditional Stories

 


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