This is an essential part of speech. Without this form of speech most sentences would cease to exist, and everything would be fragmented. These words are used to declare statements and ask questions. They are also the vital aspect of forming commands. Besides forming actions, they can also be used to convey a state of being. There are many different functions of these words. They can used to express actions, link sentences together, and add a sense of transition to sentences. Verbs are words that show an action, occurrence, or a state of being. Your students may be confused about the differences between verbs and predicates. Simply put, a sentence can be divided into two parts: the subject and the predicate. The predicate is everything that is not the subject, and it contains the verb. In sentences that are made up of only two words (i.e. "Jennifer cooked."), the verb and the predicate are the same thing.
These worksheets and lessons assist you identifying these words within sentences. We will also show you how to actively use them in your writing. We will also express the phrasal use of these words in sentences that helps you write well thought out sentences. You will learn how to insure that your subject agrees with these words within your sentences. We will end by showing you how to determine the proper usage of tenses. Fun Project Idea: Have your students perform the Schoolhouse Rock "Verbs" song (available on YouTube) for extra reinforcement of the definition and use. A whole slew of worksheets for this topic can be found below.