Sunday, February 16, 2014

Looking for a FUN and ENGAGING way to teach about VERBS?

We are responsible for introducing the basic parts of speech to our kinder-kiddos... and I always have struggled with how to make nouns, verbs and adjectives meaningful.   Recently, I was searching for resources to help make teaching verbs more engaging... and a FaceBook teacher-friend referred me to Kathy Griffin.  Friends... Kathy had created exactly what I had been searching for!!  Songs, videos and interactive activities to teach your kiddos (k-2) about verbs in a way that they will "get!"  If you teach verbs... you MUST check out her resources!!!  Here is a little information about Kathy's resources....

ENGAGE your students and KEEP their attention by using multimedia to teach!

Do you need a fun way to teach verbs to your students? How about giving them a brain break and letting them act out the verbs to this multimedia file? Your students will be marching, jumping, hopping, and laughing as they learn about verbs. And since learning verbs and their shades of meaning are important parts of the Common Core and Language, you can build their knowledge of what a verb is by "doing" them. 

This is just ONE of her amazing VERB resources...

Common Core Verbs Show Action 

Mini Video Fun

Common Core Verbs Show Action Mini Video Fun

(for the Smart Board, Interactive Whiteboard, Digital Projector, or Computer)
CLICK ON ABOVE IMAGE FOR TPT LINK, which has a video preview!!!

Common Core Verbs Show Action Mini Video Fun    Common Core Verbs Show Action Mini Video Fun  Common Core Verbs Show Action Mini Video Fun
1. Common Core Alignment for K-2nd Grade ELA Lanugage
2. mp3 Version of the Song “Verbs Show Action”
3. 27 “Build a Sentence” Cards & Directions
4. 2 Differentiated “Build a Sentence” Recording Sheet
5. 2 Differentiated “Change the Word Ending” Recording Sheets
6. 27 I Have Who Has Cards & Directions
7. “If You’re a Verb and You Know It” Song Book
8. 27 Action Verb Poster Cards & Directions
9. Verbs Show Action Big Book or 8 1⁄2 x 11 Book
10. Student Action Verb Sheet

Verbs covered in this song:
walk, jump, twist, dance, turn, ride, clap, hop, blink, stomp, laugh, wave, sing, kick, run, snap, cross, spin, twist, sit, and cheer

"Is it Common Core aligned?" you ask..... OF COURSE!!! (See below)

ELA-Literacy.L.K.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
ELA-Literacy.L.K.1b Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
ELA-Literacy.L.K.4b Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word.
ELA-Literacy.L.K.5b Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
ELA-Literacy.L.K.5d Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.

ELA-Literacy.L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
ELA-Literacy.L.1.1c Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g., He hops; We hop).
ELA-Literacy.L.1.1e Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).
ELA-Literacy.L.1.4c Identify frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g., looks, looked, looking).
ELA-Literacy.L.1.5d Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.

ELA-Literacy.L.2.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
ELA-Literacy.L.2.1d Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).
ELA-Literacy.L.2.1f Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
ELA-Literacy.L.2.4b Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).
ELA-Literacy.L.2.5b Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g.,toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).

Visit Kathy's blog for an awesome video preview file:

Here are a few more of her VERB resources:
Zoo Action Verb Dance Mini Video Fun Farm Action Verb Dance Multimedia Fun 

And friends.... she has MANY, MANY more resources that are super engaging that you need to check out!   Take a minute to check out her TPT store (HERE)!  
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...And if you are going to Vegas for SDE's "I Teach K" or "I Teach 1st"...
Check out one of her many sessions!   :)

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