By Pamela Chanko
Herb was bored, Herb was blue, He sighed to himself, "There's nothing to do." Along came a fairy. She said, "Listen, Herb. There's plenty to do. All you need is a verb."...
This grammar lesson teaches all about verbs through an exciting story, and an action-packed word search and crossword puzzle! Also includes before-, during-, and after-reading tips, ways to extend the learning, and a "Where's the Action?" transparency template!
During ReadingAfter reading the story once through for meaning, you can reinforce a variety of concepts in subsequent readings.• Invite students to raise their hands each time they hear an action verb.• Help students distinguish between types of verbs by having them stand on action verbs and clap on linking verbs.• Have students raise both hands when they hear a sentence that contains two verbs paired together, such as He could run. Challenge them to tell which is the main verb and which is the helping verb!
Grades 3 & Up