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Get Moving with Action Verbs: A Fun and Engaging Classroom Activity


Get Moving with Action Verbs: A Fun and Engaging Classroom Activity

Get Moving with Action Verbs A Fun and Engaging Classroom Activity

As an ELA teacher, it's important to engage students in interactive activities to enhance their understanding of action verbs. In this post, we will explore a fun and interactive game that will help students master the concept of action verbs while having fun at the same time.


In this activity, students will learn about action verbs and their importance in creating strong sentences.


Action Verb Charades


  • Identify and define action verbs
  • Use action verbs to create descriptive and engaging sentences
  • Demonstrate understanding through physical movement in a game of charades


  • Index cards with action verbs written on them
  • Timer
  • Whiteboard or chart paper for keeping score
  • Small prizes for winning teams (optional)


  1. Divide the class into two or more teams.
  2. One student from the first team will choose an index card with an action verb on it.
  3. The student will act out the action without speaking, while their teammates try to guess the verb.
  4. If the team correctly guesses the verb within the time limit, they receive a point.
  5. The game continues with each team taking turns until all students have had a chance to act out a verb.
  6. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
  7. Assessment:
  8. Assessment will be informal, based on participation in the game and the ability to identify and use action verbs in sentences.


Students can write sentences using the action verbs they acted out in the game, and share them with the class.


To make the game more challenging, students can be given more difficult verbs to act out, or asked to act out a sentence containing the verb instead of just the verb itself.


After the game, students can reflect on the importance of using action verbs in writing, and brainstorm ways to incorporate them into their own writing.

Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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