Grade Levels: K-3

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Verbs, and supports the standard of using and explaining the function of verbs in sentences. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Display an image showing lots of different activities, like this one:

Ask:

  • What actions do you see in this image?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

  • Play the Verbs movie.  
  • Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and discuss it as a class. Then play to see how Annie answers it. 

TIP: The pause button turns red to remind you to pause. 

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Students take the Easy Quiz or Hard Quiz, demonstrating what they learned about the topic while applying essential literacy skills.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about verbs while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student or grade-level needs.

  • Draw About It: Draw a comic to show something active you did today.
  • Activity: Add words to each sentence fragment to create a complete sentence with verb-subject agreement.
  • Talk About It: Think of a verb that starts with each letter of the alphabet.
  • Write About It: Explain how to play your favorite sport.

More to Explore 

Word Unit: Continue to build understanding around parts of speech by exploring more BrainPOP Jr. topics.

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