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Bellringers- October 8-12 Action Verbs Linking Verbs Helping Verbs (can be action or linking—depends on the verb that follows) Any form of “have” used.

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2 Bellringers- October 8-12

3 Action Verbs Linking Verbs Helping Verbs (can be action or linking—depends on the verb that follows) Any form of “have” used alone is ACTION

4 Action verbs describe what the subject of the sentence is doing. It also expresses possession (have, own) The team PLAYED football. Jessica DANCED on stage. The hungry children ATE candy. She HAS green eyes.

5 The following are example of physical action verbs: jump laugh skate leap

6 The following are examples of mental action words: believe understand think remember

7 helps the main verb tell about an action or make a statement The dog has barked all night. ACTION We have been ill all weekend.LINKING connects the subject of a sentence with a noun or adjective in the predicate. She is a fantastic singer. He was extremely hungry.

8 AmBeen *Appear *Feel IsBecome *Grow *Remain Are *Turn *Sound *Stay Was *Taste *Smell Were *Look Seem Be Sing to the tune “Happy Birthday”….

9 The verbs with an * can be action or linking, depending on their meaning in the sentence. For example: Linking: The flower smelled beautiful. (Can a flower SMELL?) Action: She smelled the flowers. (She is smelling.) Another example: Linking: The steak tasted delicious. (Can a steak taste?) Action: The chef tasted the steak. (He is tasting it.)

10 MONDAY BELLRINGER- PRACTICE Underline the verb and write A if it’s action and L if it’s linking. 1.Spirit week was fun at Simmons Middle School. 2.The eighth grade dressed in black on Thursday. 3.I wore cowboy boots on Friday. 4.Miss Giles’ class had the most neon in the school. 5.The sixth graders squealed the loudest at the pep rally. 6.Overall, the experience of being an eighth grader is awesome. 7.I think all schools should have this much fun! 8.We are lucky to get Nooks and technology privileges. 9.Report cards come out soon! 10.The pizza in the oven smells amazing.

11 MONDAY BELLRINGER-KEY Underline the verb and write an A if it’s action and L if it’s linking. 1.Spirit week was fun at Simmons Middle School. L 2.The eighth grade dressed in black on Thursday. A 3.I wore cowboy boots on Friday. A 4.Miss Giles’ class had the most neon in the school. A 5.The sixth graders squealed the loudest at the pep rally. A 6.Overall, the experience of being an eighth grader is awesome. L 7.I think all schools should have this much fun! A 8.We are lucky to get Nooks and technology privileges. L 9.Report cards come out soon! A 10.The pizza in the oven smells amazing. L

12 1. Alabama did not play this Saturday. 2. Miss Giles worked on lesson plans and papers. 3. Alabama is the best team in college football. 4. The Dollar Duel is this week during lunch. 5. Students bring their dollars in support of Alabama or Auburn. 6. The team with the most money at the end of the week wins the Dollar Duel! 7. Miss Giles of course wants Alabama to win. 8. If not, she and Mrs. Bensinger will sing the Auburn’s fight song during lunch on Friday. 9. The SAC will donate the money to the library. 10. Overall, the Dollar Duel will be an amazing week. TUESDAY BELLRINGER- PRACTICE Underline the verb and write an A if it’s action and L if it’s linking.

13 1. Alabama did not play this Saturday. A 2. Miss Giles worked on lesson plans and papers. A 3. Alabama is the best team in college football. L 4. The Dollar Duel is this week during lunch. L 5. Students bring their dollars in support of Alabama or Auburn A 6. The team with the most money at the end of the week wins the Dollar Duel! A 7. Miss Giles of course wants Alabama to win. A 8. If not, she and Mrs. Bensinger will sing the Auburn’s fight song during lunch on Friday. A 9. The SAC will donate the money to the library. A 10. Overall, the Dollar Duel will be an amazing week. L TUESDAY BELLRINGER- Answers Underline the verb and write an A if it’s action and L if it’s linking.

14 Wednesday- VERB ASSIGNMENT 1)Circle 3 linking verbs in your short story. 2)Change the linking verbs to action verbs. This might mean changing the sentence in your story.Example: Old: She was angry when she got to her locker. New: She stomped down the hall and flung open her locker.

15 Wednesday-“Show Not Tell” Good writers SHOW what is happening in a story; they just don’t tell you. They use VERBS to create imagery so that you “see” what is happening as you read.Example: Telling statement: The girls were excited. Imagery/showing: Giggles and screams filled the arena. Their soft curls were now damp with perspiration after their last dance. They held tight to each other in a mock effort to contain themselves as the judge came on stage. The moment was here.

16 Wednesday Bellringer Example Telling: The pizza was delicious. Showing: Steam rising up off the melted cheese made my mouth water. The first bite, my teeth sinking into the cheese through the tomato sauce and into the moist crust, made me chew and swallow rapidly. Even the cheese and tomato sauce, sticking to my fingertips, begged to be licked.

17 WEDNESDAY- SHOW NOT TELL ASSIGNMENT 1)Find one place that “tells” in your short story. 2) Change the telling event to a showing event. Use descriptive, sensory language and STRONG ACTION VERBS to give the reader and IMAGE of what happened!

18 Thursday Bellringer Circle the SUBJECT and underline the VERB for each sentence. Write whether the verb is ACTION or LINKING. 1.Andrew's brother grilled a steak. 2.She seemed tired today. 3.Kerri clicked the computer mouse. 4.Dr. Stone examines his patient. 5.The infant was so tiny in the crib. 6.My pink shirt shrunk in the wash. 7.Mother hides the cookies from me after school. 8.They will be home by ten o’clock. 9.Seven fish swim in the aquarium at Pet Smart. 10.Amanda washed her car on Sunday.

19 Friday Bellringer Circle the SUBJECT and underline the VERB for each sentence. Write whether the verb is ACTION or LINKING. 1.The clown delighted the children. 2.Amy is a fast runner. 3.Steven won the game in the last inning. 4.Her cat had kittens yesterday. 5.He moved here last year in the seventh grade. 6.The folder contains the evidence. 7.I have become weary of grading homework. 8.The glided across the gym floor. 9.The car wreck required two police cars. 10. They were late for class after lunch.


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