Finding the Verbs

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Length of Time
45 minutes

In this lesson, students will find the verbs in the sentences.

This lesson is for third through fifth graders.


Students will learn:
To find the verbs in sentences.

Materials Needed

Materials Needed:
Worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and Erasers


First, you will copy the worksheet.

Then, you will explain to the students about verbs. You can do this by writing examples on the board.

Example: Christy is an amateur detective.

In this sentence, "is" is the verb.

Example: "Come here right now," her mother ordered.

In this sentence, come is the verb.

Watch out for verbs because they sometimes don't appear near the beginnning of the sentence.

Example: Because it was going to rain today, they took their umbrellas.

Verb: The verb is took. The subject is they.

After that, you will pass out the worksheet for them to do independently.Worksheet - Finding the Verbs

Directions: In the following sentences, write the verb in the blanks.

1. Tom and Cindy walked to the movie theater.


2. Christy and Megan like to write mysteries.


3. Cassie and Penny chased a squirrel in the yard.


4. They watched television and then ate lunch.


5. Take your bookbag to your room.


6. Walking down the street, they saw a cute puppy.


7. After the movie, they went out to eat.


8. Because it snowed today, they didn't have school.


9. The principal had the students stay inside for recess because of the rain.


10. The herd of buffalo scattered over the land.


11. The crowd laughed throughout the comedy.


12. Connie, my older sister, took me to my friend's house.


13. Girls, turn off your lights and go to bed.


14. The small boat tipped over in the storm.


15. I have an urgent message for you.


16. I spend time alone almost everyday.


17. The small dog played with her toys.


18. I enjoyed hearing you play the piano yesterday.


19. Megan and Christy solved the mystery at school.


20. Christy gathered up her books to sell.



Each one is worth five points for a total of 100 points.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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