TPT is having a sale this Tuesday & Wednesday!! I am already moving some items off my wish list to my shopping cart. I love sales!
I am linking up with Collaboration Cutie's Language Arts Mentor Text. I have 3 books that I use to teach action words (verbs) with my students. My favorite is Who Hops? and a close second is Animal Actions.
After reading one of these books, I have my students brainstorm actions with their shoulder partners. We write them on an abc chart. Afterwards, I use large index cards to write our favorite ones for each letter. On one side of the index card, I write one set of letters (Aa, Bb, Cc, etc.) and the other side is the action word that starts with the sound. On the other side, I have my students illustrate a picture to match the action words. I use these cards as a brain break. I show my class the letter and they act out the associated action. I do not have an example here at home, so I created a visual for you to give an idea of what I am writing about. (I am such a visual person... otherwise it is blah, blah, blah to me.)
Another activity that I do with my students is a pocket book. In kindergarten, my students write one action word on each pocket. Then, they use strips of paper to write an animal that can do that action. They also illustrate the animal doing the action. In first and second grade, I did the same pocket book, except my first and second graders wrote a sentence using the action word. I do not have any samples currently, but click below to get a freebie Animal Actions pocket book for yourself to print out.
|Use these directions to help prep the Animal Actions pocket book.|
In my newest packet, Investigating Insects, I have included an Insects Can... action pocket book as well. It is on sale, and will be another 28% off on Tuesday & Wednesday. Remember to use the code TAD13 to get more than the 20% off.