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Let's Move With Verbs Lesson Plan

Sophia Chung By Sophia Chung | 1/21/18 12:57 PM | Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans | 0 Comments

Lesson Overview

Learn about different action verbs and review present and past tense through the Stages Learning Verb Cards

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Skills Practiced

  • Acting
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar (present and past tense verbs)



This lesson is ideal for 2+ students, ideally for kindergarten - 2nd grade, or a beginning ELL student


Make sure there is enough space that students can move and act.


  1. As a warm-up, review with students the definition of a verb - it is a word that tells about an action, what someone is doing. Hold up any one of the verb cards as a sample, and ask Can you ___? For example, pointing to Balance card, ask, “Can you balance?” Balance is a verb because it is something someone can do.
  2. Divide the students into two groups.
  3. One person from the first team should get up and choose a verb card. Without showing anyone, have the student act out the verb. His/Her teammates have 15 seconds to guess the verb. If they guess it right, their team scores a point.
  4. If the team is not able to guess, the other team has a chance to guess and steal the point. If no one guesses correctly, no points are awarded.
  5. If students have learned about present and past tense verbs, after the correct verb is guessed, ask, “What did he/she do?” Students should answer together, for example, “She balanced.”
  6. Next, one person from the second team should go and choose a verb.
  7. The game ends when the first team reaches 10 points.

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Sophia Chung Sophia Chung is a Masters of Education candidate studying at Harvard Graduate School of Education, focusing on Technology, Innovation, and Education. She is passionate about learning through tinkering, advocating for inclusive education, and storytelling with kids.

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