Presentation on theme: "Read the following sentences."— Presentation transcript:
1 Read the following sentences. The Grade 5 students were excited for their field trip.The teachers prepare for this kind of activity.The girls are packing their things for the trip.They feel happy.The parents bought snacks for their daughters.
3 What is a Verb?As you know, every sentence has two parts, the subject and the predicate.The key word in the predicate is the verb.
4 What is a Verb?The verb tells what the subject of the sentence is, has, does, or feels.Burt works at the park.He trims the trees.She is a dentist.He paints the benches.
5 Since verbs play an important role in a sentence, it is important that we know how to locate them.
6 To find the verb: dog (subject) barked (verb) Locate the subject. Then ask yourself, “What is it doing?” or “What word links the subject to the rest of the sentence?”Sentence 1: The dog barked.Who?dog (subject)“What did the dog do?”barked (verb)
7 Sentence 2:Jacob beats on his drum all day.Who?Jacob (subject)“What does Jacob do?”beats (verb)
8 Sentence 3:Ms. Clemente is in a rush.Who?Ms. Clemente (subject)“What word links the subject to the rest of the sentence?”is (verb)
9 Kinds of verbs that you may use in writing: Action VerbsLinking Verbs
10 Action verbs describe activity. single word: sleep, eat, think, love, bring, taught, embarrassedverb phrase (2-3 words): are sleeping, has eaten, will be bringing, is teaching, have been thinking
11 coughed clap swallowed love awake sang ran ride think These are Single-Word Action Verbs:coughedclapswallowedloveawakesangranridethinkCan you give your own examples of action verbs?
12 They are donating their books. Sometimes, verbs are made up of two words.Ex. We will go to Japan this April.She is spending some time with her grandmother.Two-word verbs are called verb phrases!They are donating their books.helping verb main verb
13 They are donating their books. helping verb main verbHelping verbs help the main verbDescribe an action that happened in the past, is happening in the present, or will happen in the future.
14 Examples:They were donating their books when we arrived. (HAPPENED IN THE PAST)They are donating their books. (PRESENT)They will be donating their books tomorrow. (FUTURE)
15 Linking Verbs Linking verbs describe a state of being. They connect a noun or adjective to thesubject of a sentence.Bob was a great baseball coach.The dinner looks wonderful.
16 Other linking verbs that can connect the subject to the other parts of the sentence: is, are, was, were, has, have, tastes, seems, looks, smells, appears, feels, sounds, etc.Example:This juice tastes great!
17 On your own: Identify the verbs in the following sentences On your own: Identify the verbs in the following sentences. Write only the verbs on your notebooks.1. Zoe read Natalie’s manuscript in the library.2. Natalie was looking through the glass windows.3. Natalie is an amazing writer!4. Zoe and Natalie talked about it on the phone.
18 5. In their home, Mrs. Nelson discussed what happens to a manuscript. 6. Natalie was in her room the whole day.7. Zoe was calling her the whole time.8. Mr. Reisman is a lawyer.